Relationship of Exclusive Breastfeeding with The Incidence of Acute Diarrhea in Infant

Annisa Y, Ikrima R, Dwi N, Alfinna H


Breastmilk is the best food for babies, especially in
the first months of life. Exclusive breastfeeding or more
precisely exclusive breastfeeding is that babies are only
given breast milk without additional fluids or food. Babies
who are breastfed at birth until several months afterward
will be protected from various kinds of infections, both
those caused by bacteria, viruses and other antigens.
In developing countries, infants who are not exclusively
breastfed at 0-6 months of age can increase the risk of
morbidity and mortality due to diarrhea. This study is an
analytical study by looking for variable relationships. The
method used is cross sectional. The sample of this study
was 50 babies aged 0-6 months. The research instrument
used a questionnaire about exclusive breastfeeding and
diarrhea. Analysis of the data obtained were analyzed
using qualitative statistical techniques using univariate
and bivariate analysis. The test used in this bivariate
analysis is Chi Square (with a significant level of 0.05.
The conclusion of this study is that there is a relationship
between exclusive breastfeeding and the incidence of
acute diarrhea in infants.

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