Tahun 2008 Volume 43 Nomor 1
Oleh : Ani Margawati
Antenatal, Place of birth and post natal care related to breastfedding practice among women in peri-urban, semarang
Methods: A cumbinatiun of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods were used in this Study, In the quantitative method, a questionnaire survey was conducted following preliminary analysis of the data collected through focus group discussions (FGDs). The methods employed jar qualitative data collection included focus group discussions, informal and in-depth interviews and participant observation. The sample group in the peri-urban area included pregnant women, mothers with babies less than 2 years old, a few husbands and a small number of women of reproductive age.
Results: This study found that there were many factors influencing the choice birth place such as location, costs and the quality of the services provided by nurses, doctors, etc. The women in this area still preferred the services of the dukun bayi for the post-natal treatment.
Conclusions: The place where the mother delivers the baby influences their motivation to breastjeed. Although the respondents mentioned that breastfeeding is a good practice jorjeeding baby, however. they lack of knowledge about breastfeding. This condition is closely related to poor conselling about breastfeeding.