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breastfeeding as the appropriate method of infant feeding.
Predelivery intentions about breastfeeding are strong predictors
of both initiating and continuing exclusively breastfeeding
through the post delivery period.
Objective To determine the association of age, education,
occupation, parity, and information got by pregnant women with
the intention to give exclusive breastfeeding at Siloam Lippo
Methods Pregnant women were chosen by consecutive sampling
filled in questionnaires contained identity, knowledge, obstacles of
breastfeeding and intentions to exclusively breastfeed. Pregnant
women visiting Obstetrics and Gynecologic Department Siloam
Lippo Cikarang Hospital who were able to read and write in
Indonesian were eligible for this study.
Result: Most of the 200 respondents were between 20-30 years of
age (69.5%), college graduated (55.5%), working women (50.5%),
multiparous (58.5%) and have already got the information
about breastfeeding (64.5%). The commonly cited source is
printed device (40%). Knowledge about breastfeeding in general
were good (78%), but respondents who intended to exclusively
breastfeed were only 58.5%. Multivariate analysis showed that
the factors significant associated with the intention to exclusively
breastfeed were age, with OR 0.9 (95%CI 0.84;0.98, P<0.05) and
information, with OR 0.28 (95%CI 0.143;0.56, P<O.OOl)
Conclusions The significant influencing factors to the intentions
to give exclusively breastfeed are age and information.
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