Practice Of Exclusive Breastfeeding At Evacuation Site Post-Earthquake In Palu City, Indonesia

Authors

  • Rasyika Nurul Fadjriah1, Andi Ummu Salamah2, Nurhaedar Jafar3, Rosmala Nur4, Nikmah Utami Dewi5, Khairunnisa1, Anwar Mallongi6

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i2.1143

Keywords:

Exclusive breastfeeding, Refugee, Post-Earthquake.

Abstract

The problem of post-disaster exclusive breastfeeding is caused by the lack of knowledge, the level of
education, the family support, the support of health workers, the health facilities, and the distribution of
the assistance for the breastfeeding substitutes and the commercial porridge which is very accessible, can
change the behaviour of the exclusive breastfeeding in the disaster-affected areas. This research aims to
analyse the determinant of the success of the post-disaster exclusive breastfeeding. The research method
was quantitative with the cross-sectional approach. The population was 52 mothers at three evacuation sites
who had 6 to 8-month babies; taken by the Total Sampling. The data were analysed using the univariate
analysis andthe bivariate analysis. The results of the research were the characteristics of the respondents,
namely: those who were 26 to 35 years old, were 63.5%;those who were in low education, were 86.5%, and
those who were in higher education, were 13.5%;the pre-disaster breastfeeding practice was 73.1%; those
who had less knowledge about breastfeeding were 80.8%;those who had received the assistance of PASI
(breastfeeding companion) and commercial porridge were 76.9%; the unavailability of the health facilities
was 65.4%;the lack of support from the health workers was 65.4%; and the less support from the families
was 71.2%. The bivariate analysis showed that the variables of: education, knowledge, the status of receiving
the assistance of PASI & commercial porridge, the availability of the health facilities, the support fromthe
health workers, and the support from the families; all of these variables had a significant relationship to the
practice of exclusive breastfeeding at the evacuation site, with a p value < 0.05.

Author Biography

Rasyika Nurul Fadjriah1, Andi Ummu Salamah2, Nurhaedar Jafar3, Rosmala Nur4, Nikmah Utami Dewi5, Khairunnisa1, Anwar Mallongi6

1Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Public Health, Tadulako University, Palu, 2Department of
Biostatistics and Reproductive Health, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, 3Department of
Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, 4Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Public Health,
Tadulako University, 5Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, Tadulako University, Palu, 6Department
of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia

Published

2020-05-22

How to Cite

Rasyika Nurul Fadjriah1, Andi Ummu Salamah2, Nurhaedar Jafar3, Rosmala Nur4, Nikmah Utami Dewi5, Khairunnisa1, Anwar Mallongi6. (2020). Practice Of Exclusive Breastfeeding At Evacuation Site Post-Earthquake In Palu City, Indonesia. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 430-434. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i2.1143

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