FATHERâ€™S ROLES ON THE EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING PRACTICE
Method: Method used in this study was survey with cross sectional approach. The sample were 80 couples who had 0-6 month aged baby lived in the service area of Ngesrep subdistrict in February 2012 using pusposive sampling technique. Data were analyzed descriptively using chi-square statistical test.
Result: The result showed among mothers with exclusive breastfeeding practice, about 80% father did support their wife. Fatherâ€™s role were significantly associated to exclusive breastfeeding practices ( =0.0001). It was also influenced by medical support ( =0.042), grand mother and peer support ( =0.0001), and non-working mothers ( =0.049).
Conclusion: Fathers who did role supporting mothersÂ to practice exclusive breastfeeding, improve its success. However, medical support, grand mother and peer support, and motherâ€™s occupation are confounding variable for this.
Keywords: exclusive breastfeeding, father, fatherâ€™s role
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