The Difference Between Giving Breast Milk and Complementary Foods to Breats Milk with Nutritional Status in Infants Aged 6-24 Months in The Puskesmas Pare Working Area
Keywords:Breast Milk (ASI), Complementary Foods Breats Milk (MP-ASI), Nutritional Status
Background: Breast milk guarantees the baby's nutritional status to be good, because it contains immunity and complete nutrition for babies according to their needs. After the baby is more than 6v months old, the baby needs additional food intake that can be obtained in breast milk companion food while still giving breast milk until the age of 24 months. The purpose of the difference between giving breast milk and complementary foods to breats milk with nutritional status in infants aged 6-24 months in the puskesmas pare working area.
Methods: This study uses a correlational analytical method (cross sectional). The population of this study were all mothers who had babies age 6-24 months in the Puskesmas Pare working area. With a total sample of 30 responden, divided into 15 responden to group giving breast milk (ASI) and 15 responden to group giving complementary foods to breats milk (MP-ASI). The sampling technique uses quota sampling with analysis test is spearman rho and paired sample t-test with a significant level of 0,05.
Results: The results of this study that of the 15 respondent to breast feeding mostly had nutritional status in infants with the criteria of malnutrition as many as 9 respondents (60%), while from 15 respondents the provision of MP-ASI mostly had nutritional status in infants with the criteria good nutrition as many as 10 respondents (66,7%). Analysis : The analysis of this study has a sig (2-tailed) value of 0,089, so p > a, so analysis results there is no difference between the provison of breast milk and complementary food of breast milk with nutritional status in infants aged 6-24 months in Puskesmas Pare.
Conclusions: The family must be more careful in understanding the nutritional needs of infants with a combination of nutrients that the body needs that are in accordance with the stages of development and nutritional needs of infants aged 6-24 months.