THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WARM COMPRESS ON BREAST MILK PRODUCTION AMONG POST PARTUM MOTHERS IN TEGALREJO HEALTH CENTER

Melania Wahyuningsih, Anita Liliana

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Breast engorgement is one of the obstacles in exclusive breastfeeding for postpartum mothers. Warm compress is one way to release breast engorgement. Using warm compresses can stimulate the dilatation of the blood vessel and the lactiferous duct, that can increase the milk production. The purpose of this research study was to determine the effectiveness of warm compress on the breast milk production among postpartum mothers in the Tegalrejo Community Health Center. The research design was quasi-experiment, with control group pre-test and post-test. The Population on this research was 30 postpartum mothers. The sampling technique was consecutive sampling, 28 samples was divided by two group intervention and control group. The data analysis were used the Paired T-Test. There is significant different on the milk production among intervention of warm compress group p value 0.001. There is no significant different on milk production among the control group p value 0.77. There is significant different on the milk production among intervention group and control group p value 0.001.

Keywords: Postpartum mother, Breast milk production


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