The Relationship between Mother's Knowledge of Exclusive Breastfeeding and Exclusive Breastfeeding
Keywords:Knowledge, Exclusive breastfeeding, Breastfeeding mothers
Breastfeeding can reduce child mortality globally by 10% each year. Based on data obtained from the results of a preliminary study on November 16, 2021, the coverage of exclusive breastfeeding in the working area of the Sukorame Community Health Center, Kediri City, consisted of 25 infants aged < 6 months, 17 infants were exclusively breastfed, while 8 infants were not given exclusive breastfeeding. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of knowledge of mothers with exclusive breastfeeding for breastfeeding mothers in the working area of the Sukorame Community Health Center, Kediri City 2021. The research objectives include a correlational analytic research design, and based on data sources including the primary research design. The population in this study were 63 mothers who had babies aged 6-12 months in the working area of the Sukorame Community Health Center, Kediri City. By using purposive sampling technique with a sample of 55 breastfeeding mothers. The statistical test used is Spearman Rho.The results of the study almost half (47.3%) had less knowledge and did not give exclusive breastfeeding. From the results of the Spearman Rho statistical test, it was found that = 0.000 < = 0.05 so that H0 was rejected and H1 was accepted, meaning that there is a relationship between knowledge about exclusive breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding for breastfeeding mothers in the work area of the Sukorame Community Health Center, Kediri City in 2022.It is hoped that health workers at the Puskesmas will be able to carry out health promotion and assistance to mothers such as counseling about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding.