Abstract

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide nutrition for infants aged <6
months. Exclusive breastfeeding can begin with the process of early breastfeeding
initiation (IMD). IMD will greatly help boost the immune system of infants aged 1
month. Giving late initiation of breastfeeding may increase the risk of death by 24
times.
Therefore,
exclusive
breastfeeding
is
supported
by
the
implementation
of


the
IMD
in
women
after
childbirth.
The
method
used
is
analytic
correlation
based


on


primary data taken using a questionnaire to the 71 respondents who had
infants aged 7-12 months in the village Twinning Wetan Purbalingga. Mothers
with infants aged 7-12 months, 52.1% had done IMD, amounting to 62.0% have
been successful exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months. Based on the results of the
statistical test Chi Square obtain p-value = 1.000 (> 0.1), meaning Ho accepted
and Ha rejected. This shows that there is no correlation between the IMD to the
success of exclusive breastfeeding in mothers who had infants aged 7-12 months
in the village Twinning Wetan Purbalingga. There was no relationship between
the IMD to the success of exclusive breastfeeding in mothers who had infants
aged 7-12 months in the village Twinning Wetan Purbalingga. Suggested to
midwives in order to further improve maternal health education on the
importance of exclusive breastfeeding for infants aged 0-6 months although not
through IMD beforehand.


Keywords: IMD, exclusive breastfeeding, mothers with babies 7-12 months