Relationship between Knowledge with the Pregnancy of Pregnant Women Towards Exclusive Assumption

  • Mayang Chyntaka Program Studi D-III Kebidanan STIKES Indramayu


Mother's milk (ASI) is the best food for babies due to the nutritional content contained in breast milk according to the needs of the baby needed for the period of its growth. The issue of breastfeeding is of concern to many countries because the issue of children's health is one indicator in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the health sector. This study aims to determine the relationship between knowledge and attitudes of pregnant women towards the provision of exclusive breastfeeding in the working area of ​​the Pasekan District of Indramayu District in 2018. The research method used is the type of survey research using a cross sectional approach. The population of pregnant women in the Juntinyuat Community Health Center Working Area in Indramayu Regency, amounting to 671 pregnant women with sampling using accidental sampling technique amounted to 87 people. The results showed that a small proportion of pregnant women (6.9%) were well-informed. More than half (58.6%) of the attitudes of pregnant women support exclusive breastfeeding.From the bivariate analysis, it was found that there was no significant relationship between knowledge and attitudes of pregnant women towards exclusive breastfeeding in the working area of ​​Pasekan District, Indramayu Regency. The advice given is that for health workers, especially midwives who have direct contact with pregnant women, it is hoped that they can provide intensive health education to increase knowledge and attitudes to support pregnant women for exclusive breastfeeding so as to increase the scope of exclusive breastfeeding in their working areas.

Keywords: knowledge, attitude, mother pregnant, exclusive breastfeeding