The effect of infant feeding planning education on nutrition and breastfeeding knowledge, mother’s attitude, and husband’s support to expectant mother

Endah Wahyutri, Ms Jasmawati, Kelana Kesuma Dharma, Ms Ratnawati


Background: The issue of malnutrition that leads to food security is not just a technical issue, but also a matter of individual habit to meet nutrients needed, including nutrients for fetus. The Government agrees to address the issue of food security in the first 1,000 days of life. This study aims at determining the influence of Infant Feeding Planning (Intention) Education on Nutrition and Breastfeeding Knowledge, Mother’s Attitude, and Husband’s Support to gravid Mother in Samarinda.

Methods: This study is a quasi-experimental research design with pre and post control group. The sample size was 30 in the intervention group and 30 in the control group. The independent variable in this study was intention to breastfeed, while the dependent variables were breastfeeding and nutrition knowledge, mother’s attitude and husband’s support. The data were analyzed using paired t test, Wilcoxon test, ANOVA and MANOVA.

Results: The study found the differences between intervention group and control group in nutrition knowledge, breastfeeding knowledge, and attitude. There was no difference between the groups in intention. The variables that influenced knowledge were education and employment. The variables influenced by the intention to breastfeed were breastfeeding knowledge, nutrition knowledge, and attitude. Intention had the greatest impact on the attitude, with the power observed at 0.689 which means that the intention affected the attitude of breastfeeding by 68.9%.

Conclusions: Infant feeding planning education influences breastfeeding and nutrition knowledge as well as breastfeeding attitude.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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