Improving Breastfeeding Self Efficacy with Autogenic Training Relaxation

  • Dwi Rahayu Nursing Academy Dharma Husada Kediri
  • Yunarsih Yunarsih Nursing Academy Dharma Husada Kediri
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Self Efficacy, AutogenicTraining, Relaxation


The best food for infants aged 0-6 months is breast milk (Pradanie, 2015), but many factors lead to low exclusive breastfeeding coverage (Pratidina, 2017). According to the Basic Health Research Data of 2013, the coverage of Exclusive breastfeeding in Indonesia has only reached 42%, while the WHO target is 50%, the number is still far from the target (Pratidina, 2017). The success of exclusive breastfeeding is supported by effective breastfeeding. Effective breastfeeding is an interactive process between mother and baby in breastfeeding directly and in sufficient quantity (Mulder, 2006). the factors that support an effective breastfeeding process is the mother's self-confidence (self efficacy) that the mother is able to give exclusive breastfeeding  (Pradanie, 2015). the interventions that can help the success of breastfeeding is autogenic training relaxation that reduce anxiety and improve mother's confidence (Juanita, 2016). The purpose of this research is to know the effectiveness of autogenic training relaxation in improving Breastfeeding Self Efficacy in Breastfeeding Mother. the type of this research is one group pretest-posttest design using consecutive sampling. the number of respondents 30 people.Data analyzed with wilcoxon sign rank test and got Z score is -4,420 and significant level 0,000 (p <0, 05). It can be concluded that autogenic training relaxation can improve breastfeeding Self Efficacy because this autogenic training relaxation will  increase the confidence of  mothers that they are able to give exclusive breastfeeding to their babies.