Pengaruh Konseling Menyusui Terhadap Pemberian ASI Ekslusif di Kabupaten Aceh Timue Tahun 2012
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The Purpose of this analytical survey study with case-control design was to find out the influence of breastfeeding conseling on the exclusive breastfeeding in Aceh Timur District. This study first measured the exclusive breastfeeding as an independent variable; the dependent variable was then traced retrospectively to find out whether or not breastfeeding counselling was conducted. This study was conducted in four working areas of Puskesmas (Community Health Centre) in Aceh Timur District from January to May 2012. The data for this study were obtained throught questionnaire-based interviews. Logistic Regression test was used to test the influence of breastfeeding counselling on the exclusive breastfeeding. The result of this study showed that breastfeeding counselling had influence on the exclusive breastfeeding with Odd ratio ( OR) of 5.770 meaning that mothers with complete breastfeeding counselling has a chance to give her baby exclusive breastfeeding 5.770 times compared to those without complete breastfeeding counselling. Of the 7 breastfeeding contact, the 3rd breastfeeding contact was mostly not carried out because it was the implementation time of the early breastfeeding initiation. The management of Aceh Timur District Health Service is suggested to make its own Local Regulation on Early Breastfeeding Initiation program same with UU member 36 at 2009 about health. The breastfeeding counsellor, in implementing breastfeeding counselling should involve families, community leaders and traditional birt attendents who live in the area where the mothers domicile.