Antenatal Class Increases Knowledge and Attitude of Pregnant Women in Succeeding Early Breastfeeding Initiation

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St. Supeni
Ainun Jariyah
Hartati S


Early Breastfeeding initiation increases exclusive breastfeeding. This research is aimed at knowing the effect of ante natal class to the knowledge and attitude of pregnant mothers and to the success of early breastfeeding. The type of the research is a literary research by researching literature related to ante natal class/classes for pregnant women, early breastfeeding initiation and exclusive breastfeeding. From the research it is found that through ante natal class, pregnant women obtained information and training about mother’s and baby’s health which comprises of pregnancy, physical changes and conditions during pregnancy, pregnancy care, delivery followed by early breastfeeding initiation, childbed, the baby, myths/beliefs/local customs, contagious diseases and birth registration. Through the acceptance of early breastfeeding initiation material in ante natal class, it is expected that pregnant women will have the knowledge and understanding concerning early breastfeeding initiation which eventually form a positive attitude towards early breastfeeding initiation. Based on good knowledge and a positive attitude regarding early breastfeeding initiation, it is hoped that its implementation will be successful and eventually will increase exclusive breastfeeding. Thus, it is advised that mother and child health care institutions conduct ante natal class programs to support the successful implementation of early breastfeeding initiation, to obtain healthy and qualified human resources.


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Supeni, S., Jariyah, A., & S, H. (2022). Antenatal Class Increases Knowledge and Attitude of Pregnant Women in Succeeding Early Breastfeeding Initiation . Journal of Asian Multicultural Research for Medical and Health Science Study, 3(2), 69-78.


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