IMPLEMENTASI PENDIDIKAN KESEHATAN SEBAGAI SEBUAH UPAYA UNTUK MENINGKATKAN PENGETAHUAN DAN PERILAKU IBU DALAM MEMBERIKAN ASI EKSKLUSIF
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In general practice of giving exclusive breast-feeding still low from achievement target although various studies have shows the benefit of exclusive breast-feeding to the baby’s health have been done. To achieve this, there needs to be knowledge for mothers about exclusive breast-feeding because mother’s knowledge is very important domain in shaping the behavior of giving exclusive breast-feeding. The purpose of this study was to know the influence of health education on mother’s knowledge and behavior in giving exclusive breast-feeding. Study Design is one pretest posttest designs. Techniques used in taking samples is purposive sampling with a sample size of 30 people. Based o the result of data analysis with sign test techniques is obtained p-value /Asym sig =0,000 < α (0,05) so it can be concluded that there is influence between health education on mother’s knowledge and behavior in giving exclusive breast-feeding. To improve the achievement of giving exclusive breast-feeding, they need to have adequate health education and to increase knowledge. Patient’s knowledge about exclusive breast-feeding will shape mother’s attitudes to do exclusive breast-feeding. In theory, changes in behavior or adopt new behaviors, follow the steps mentioned above, are through the process: knowledge,attitude,practice.
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