The Effect Of Mother's Behavior And Caring Behavior Of Health Assistance On Exclusive Breastfeeding In Bakunase Health Center, Kupang City
Background and Aims: His research is a quantitative research using a case-control study design that aims to determine the effect of maternal behavior (knowledge, beliefs, intentions) and behavior of health workers on exclusive breastfeeding at the Bakunase Public Health Center in Kupang City. Methods: The population in this study was mothers of 6-12 months in the Bakunase Community Health Center in Kupang City, amounting to 568 people with a sample of 124 people, consisting of 62 mothers with non-exclusive breastfeeding and 62 mothers with exclusive breastfeeding, with simple random sampling. sampling. Results: The results of the univariable analysis showed that the knowledge of mothers who gave non-exclusive breastfeeding was not in the good category, while the exclusive breastfeeding was mostly (77.4%) in the good category. The results of the statistical analysis of logistic regression with entering method showed that there was no effect between maternal beliefs and exclusive breastfeeding (p = 0, 248). The results also showed that mothers who gave exclusive breastfeeding had good intentions of 49 people (79%) greater than those who gave non-exclusive breastfeeding ie 32 people (51.6%). The results of the statistical analysis of logistic regression with entering method found that there was an influence between the intention of the mother to give exclusive breastfeeding with exclusive breastfeeding (p = 0.001)) with a value of OR 0.283. The results of research on caring behavior of health workers, mothers who gave exclusive breastfeeding argued that the caring behavior of health workers in the good category was 49 people (79%) greater than those who gave non-exclusive breastfeeding ie 36 people (58%). Conclusion: there is an influence of maternal behavior knowledge and intention while beliefs have no influence on the influence of maternal behavior (knowledge, intention) and caring behavior of health workers on exclusive breastfeeding.