Lydia Fanny1, Nursalim1
1Jurusan Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makassar
Background: Breastfeeding is one of the obligations for a mother so that the mother’s role is paramount for the future of her baby. Some babies are getting all the milk they want in a few minutes, but other babies may take an hour to get the same amount of milk. The amount of breast milk to the infant depends on the frequency and duration of breastfeeding affects the infant’s nutritional status.
Objective: This study aimed to describe the frequency, duration of Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition Status 0-2 Month in the Village Sudiang Biringkanaya District of Makassar.
Methods: This study is descriptive. Samples are infants aged 0-2 months in the Village Sudiang Biringkanaya District of Makassar as many as 96 babies were selected by purposive sampling. Data on the frequency and duration of breastfeeding was collected using interviews questionnaire and observation, while data is calm nutritional status measured by anthropometric indicators (BB / U) According to the WHO Antro 2005 then processed using SPSS then the data is presented in a frequency distribution table and narration.
Results: The results in infants 0-2 months showed that the frequency of feeding classified as good by 88.5% with the number of breastfeeding ≥ 8 times per day, duration of breastfeeding was classified as less 69.8% less than 15 minutes at a feeding and infant nutrition status 0-2 months is generally good for 89.6%.
Suggestion: It is suggested that a nutritionist or midwife to provide education or counseling to mothers before and after delivery about how breastfeeding is good and right and motivation to keep exclusive breastfeeding mother to her baby until the age of 6 months. Should do more research on the relationship positioning and fixing of the baby while feeding with exclusive breastfeeding or factors affecting breastfeeding exclusively.
Keywords: frequency, duration, and Nutritional Status