The Effect of Breastfeeding Technique Demonstration Methods on Baby Weight
Keywords:Demonstration, Breastfeeding Technique, Weight Loss
Optimize the development of children in NTB Province, the NTB golden generation program was launched.
One of the efforts made to create a golden generation is by giving exclusive breastfeeding. Exclusive
breastfeeding coverage in North Lombok Regency decreased from 73.94% to 45.50%. Breastfeeding
failure is usually caused by improper technique and position. This study aimed to determine the effect of
the demonstration of the correct breastfeeding technique on infant weight. This type of research is preexperimental
with one group pre-post test design. The population was all breastfeeding mothers and babies at
the Posyandu in Jenggala Village. The sampling technique used purposive sampling. The number of samples
was 32 people. Data analysis using paired sample t-test. The results showed that the baby’s weight before
the demonstration of the breastfeeding technique was most appropriate, namely 90.6%, and the bodyweight
after the demonstration of the breastfeeding technique was mostly by it, namely 100.0%. The results of the
paired sample t-test obtained a value of 5.568 with a p-value of 0.000 (p <0.05), this indicates that there is
an effect of the correct method of breastfeeding demonstration technique with the baby’s weight. This study
concludes that underweight babies can be increased by providing the correct breastfeeding technique so that
the baby’s weight increases.
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