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Anxiety and Behavior of Breastfeeding Mothers During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Surabaya Indonesia

Fulatul, Anifah and Syuhrotut, Taufiqoh and Umi, Ma’rifah and Supatmi, Supatmi (2022) Anxiety and Behavior of Breastfeeding Mothers During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Surabaya Indonesia. Gaceta Medica De Caracas, 130 (1). pp. 131-136. ISSN 2739-0012

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Intruduction: The problem of the Covid-19 pandemic has attacked almost all countries in the world. A disease whose transmission is very fast and often asymptomatic, makes some people feel fear and anxiety. Breastfeeding mothers are one of the vulnerable groups, causing confusion about how to breastfeed babies. Anxiety that occurs in nursing mothers will interfere with the breastfeeding process. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of anxiety to breastfeeding behavior in breastfeeding mothers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Method: The study was conducted for 2 months. The design of this study is descriptive analytic with a cross sectional approach. The population is breastfeeding mothers in babies aged 0-24 months in the Surabaya City area. Samples were taken using purpossive sampling techniques of 100 people. Data collection with questionnaires using google form, anxiety measured by HRS-A scores and the behavior of breastfeeding mothers was seen in the aspects of knowledge, attitudes and practices of breastfeeding during the Covid-19 pandemic. Data were analyzed using the rho spearmen correlation multivariate statistical test. Results: anxiety in breastfeeding mothers has a statistically meaningful relationship with knowledge (p value= 0.002) and attitude (p value = 0.003). Anxiety has no significant relationship with breastfeeding practices. However, knowledge has a statistically meaningful relationship to breastfeeding practices Conclussion: anxiety in nursing mothers can be influenced by factors of knowledge and attitude. The practice of breastfeeding during the pandemic does not show a relationship to anxiety in breastfeeding mothers, but the level of knowledge of mothers can affect breastfeeding practices during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Jurnal > Fakultas Ilmu Kesehatan
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2023 01:54
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2023 01:54

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