Husband's Support in Giving Exclusive Breastfeeding during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Heni Setyowati, Ida Sofiyanti, Indri Tri Rezeki


Based on data World Health Organization that globally the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in 2017 was 40%. In 2019, exclusive breastfeeding coverage in Indonesia was 67.74%. The coverage of exclusive breastfeeding in Central Java Province has exceeded the Strategic Plan target of 69.46% (Indonesian Ministry of Health, 2019). Meanwhile, the coverage of exclusive breastfeeding in Semarang City is 78.0% (Health Profile of Central Java Province, 2019). This study aimed to determine the husbands' support in exclusive breastfeeding during the Covid 19 pandemic. This research is descriptive quantitative research with an approach cross-sectional. The population of this research is all mothers who have children aged 7-24 months who follow the posyandu for toddlers at PMB Citra Insani Semarang as many as 90 people, with a sample of 60 respondents, and the sampling technique used is Accidental Sampling. The instrument used in this study was a questionnaire, and the researcher conducted a univariate analysis. The results of the univariate analysis test showed that most of the respondents gave exclusive breastfeeding, namely 51.7%. While some others did not provide exclusive breastfeeding, which was 48.3%, most of the respondents received less support from their husbands, namely 41.7%, and only a small proportion of respondents received sufficient support from their husbands, namely 25.0%. Husbands should increase their knowledge about exclusive breastfeeding and provide support to their wives to provide exclusive breastfeeding to help reduce morbidity and mortality in infants.

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Indri Tri Rezeki, H. S. I. S. . (2021). Husband’s Support in Giving Exclusive Breastfeeding during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(6), 3303–3309. Retrieved from