PELATIHAN KADER MENINGKATKAN KEMAMPUAN KEBERLANJUTAN MENYUSUI DAN PERAWATAN METODE KANGURU DI RUMAH
WHO recommendation to continue low birth weight (LBW) baby management at home were breastfeeding and kangaroo mother care (KMC). However, the implementation of them less than optimal. Motherâ€™s experience in conducted breastfeeding and PMK at home would be difficult due to physical and emotional change during postpartum, newborn health and physical condition, lack of support, and tradition that inhibit exclusive breastfeeding. So that cadreâ€™s role as breastfeeding support group needed by them. The aim of this study to analyze cadreâ€™s competence about continuing breastfeeding and KMC at home by cadreâ€™s training. This quasi experimental study conducted on Kelurahan Kotalama area in Malang, on January 2017. Cadre who involved in this study were toddlerâ€™s cadre who had permanent resident in Kelurahan Kotalama area, never had breastfeeding and KMC training, and active as toddle cadre in at least 6-month period. Cadreâ€™s competence assessed through their knowledge, attitude, and skill toward continuing breastfeeding and KMC. The data collection by breastfeeding and KMC questioner to assess cadreâ€™s knowledge and attitude. Cadreâ€™s skill assessed by observation in Posyandu next month. The result of this study shown that there were enhancement of cadreâ€™s knowledge, attitude, and skill towards continuing breastfeeding and PMK which statistically significant (p-value 0,000 and 0,031) and they were able to teach breastfeeding and KMC properly in their communities. The conclusions were cadreâ€™s training enhance cadreâ€™s competence towards continuing breastfeeding and KMC at home.
Keywords: Cadreâ€™s training, Breastfeeding, Kangaroo Mother Care, low Birth Weight.