Combining breastfeeding education and support to improve breastmilk production, frequency of breastmilk expression, and partial breastfeeding in low-birth-weight infants

Regina Natalia, Yeni Rustina, Defi Efendi

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Abstract

Breastmilk is the best nutrition to reduce morbidity and mortality among infants with low birth weight (LBW). However, breastfeeding LBW infants during hospitalization is often problematic. Strategies to promote breastfeeding can be done through providing breastfeeding education and support. The purpose of this study was to identify effect of the “SATUPAS” program on breastmilk production, frequency of breastmilk expression, and partial breastfeeding. This study was a randomized controlled trial involving 82 mothers and their LBW infants, which were divided into the intervention group and the control group. Bivariate analysis using the Wilcoxon and Mann Whitney tests showed that there was a significant difference between breastmilk production (p = 0.001), frequency of breastmilk expression (p = 0.001), and partial breastfeeding (p = 0.001) between the control group and the intervention group. This study recommends the implementation of SATUPAS as a strategy to increase breastfeeding of LBW infants undergoing hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Neonatal Nursing
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Breastfeeding support
  • Breastmilk expression
  • Breastmilk production
  • LBW infants
  • Partial breastfeeding

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