Postpartum bonding in father with baby in the East Jakarta sub-district's community health center

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Abstract

The father's ability to form bonds both physically and emotionally with his baby is a condition that is very important for the development of a father's mental health. This study aims to identify postpartum bonding images in fathers and infants. This study used a cross-sectional design with consequtive sampling, which conducted to390 fathers who had babies aged three to six months. This research was conducted in the East Jakarta Sub-District Community Health Center from March to June 2019. The instruments used in this study were modified from the English-language Postpartum Bonding Questionaires (PBQ). The results of this study found that the images of the father's relationship with the baby, in which about 142 fathers (36.4%), had a bad bond. The study is expected to provide motivation for fathers to bond with babies from the wife's pregnancy to prevent the occurrence of paternal depression in the postpartum period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S467-S470
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Father-to-child bond
  • Postpartum bonding
  • Postpartum period

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