• Alifani Faiz Faradhila Reproductive Health Department, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia
  • Sandra Fikawati Reproductive Health Department, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia


maternal knowledge, breastfeeding, exclusive, Indonesia


Background: Exclusive breastfeeding practice during six-months could reduce morbidity and mortality of mother and infant. This study aims to examine the sociodemographic characteristics as the the factors associated with knowledge among six-months exclusively breastfeeding mothers in Cipayung Sub-District, Depok City, Indonesia.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional collected from 122 mothers with six-months exclusively breastfeeding. The participants selected through purposive sampling in Cipayung Sub-District in year 2017.

Results: Only 80% mothers exclusively breastfeeding for six months. More than half mothers (59%) had high educational level, advance and tertiary. Most of mothers (91%) were unemployed. Approximately 22.1% mothers had high status of social economic. Eighty-two percent mothers who have children more than one. Six-months exclusively breastfeeding mothers who had high educational level were more likely has high knowledge than those with low educational level (p=0.010; OR=2.85; CI95%=1.34-6.06). Mothers who had low educational level were 2.85 times higher risk to have low maternal knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding compared with high educational level.

Conclusions: Knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding among mothers was significantly associated to educational level. Interventions emphasizing practical education should therefore be targeted at addressing factors that associated knowledge of exclusive breastfeeding.



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How to Cite

Faradhila, A. F. ., & Fikawati, S. (2018). FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH MATERNAL KNOWLEDGE ON EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING IN CIPAYUNG SUB-DISTRICT, DEPOK CITY, INDONESIA. Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied Science and Health, (3), 312–317. Retrieved from https://publications.inschool.id/index.php/icash/article/view/789