The Baby's Rights in Exclusive Breastfeeding By Family in Suburban Areas
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- Exclusive Breastfeeding, Family in Sub Urban
In Indonesia, exclusive breastfeeding is a baby's right guaranteed and legal position by enactment No. 36 about health, particularly in subsection 128 paragraph (1) which states that each baby is entitled to exclusive breastfeeding from birth to six (6) months, unless medically indicated. But in reality, the fulfillment of this right is far from expected, considering the basic health research (Riskesdas) 2013 nationally noted the achievement of exclusive breastfeeding was 30.2% (target 80%). This indicates that such a policy has not been done effectively. Research has been done on a family in the suburban area of Medan City in Indonesia in 2016 with the intention to analyze the fulfillment of the baby's rights in exclusive breastfeeding by family and the factors that influenced it. The data were obtained by using a questionnaire to the 80 families that had 6-12 months old children, and in-depth interviews was done to a midwife from health center. The results showed that the baby's rights in giving exclusive breastfeeding have not been fulfilled well by the family, although the mother did not work outside of the houses. It is required significant efforts from stakeholders to fulfill that baby's rights. The government should evaluate the implementation of the policy on the right of baby for being breastfed exclusively, because one of the inhibiting factor that there is no regulation in Indonesia to prohibit giving the formula milk to baby under 6 months old.
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TY - CONF AU - Ida Yustina AU - Fadilah Aini PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - The Baby's Rights in Exclusive Breastfeeding By Family in Suburban Areas BT - Proceedings of the 1st Public Health International Conference (PHICo 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 244 EP - 247 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/phico-16.2017.46 DO - 10.2991/phico-16.2017.46 ID - Yustina2016/12 ER -