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


  • Astri Yunita STIKes Bhakti Mulia Pare Kediri
  • Alfonsa Malayat STIKes Bhakti Mulia Pare Kediri


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.