Mustamin1, Abdullah Tamrin1, Putri Anggraeny2
1Jurusan Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makassar
2Alumni, Jurusan Gizi, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes, Makassar
Backgrounds: Mother’s Milk (ASI) is the only food that contains all the nutrients needed for baby growth 0-6 months. Based on the results of Riskesdas (2010), shows infants who received exclusive breastfeeding in Indonesia only 15.3%. Of 136.7 million babies born worldwide only 32.6% of those exclusively breastfed within the first 6 months. While based on data obtained from the Monitoring of Nutrition Status (PSG) of South Sulawesi Province in 2016, the percentage of children under five to age 6 got exclusive breastfeeding in Makassar City 27.5% and South Sulawesi 38.5%, but this achievement is still low when compared with A national target of 80% of infants receiving exclusive breastfeeding.
Objectives: To identify the relationship of husband support to Exclusive Breastfeeding 6-11 months in North Karuwisi Urban of Makassar City.
Methods: The design of this study is a cross-sectional survey study. “The sample is a mother who has a baby aged 6-11 months, and to know the relationship of husband support to exclusive breastfeeding 6-11 months using Chi-Square test.
Results: The results showed that 93.8% of husbands provided support, 6.3% of husbands lacking support. Breastfeeding 62.5% and exclusive breastfeeding 37.5%. Results of Chi-square analysis were found to have no relationship of husband support to exclusive breastfeeding (p = 0,56).
Conclusions: It is advisable to breastfeeding mothers to give exclusive breastfeeding to their babies.
Keywords: Husband support and exclusive breastfeeding