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Infant and baby mortality rate were still high in Indonesia and mortality rate will be lowered through giving exclusive breastmilk. Exclusive breastfeeding target were still out of the national target, one of the cause is lack of breastmilk production. Flaxseed and blackseed are seeds that are believed to increase the volume of breast milk. Flaxseed and blackseed receive less attention to be developed towards the direction of phytopharmaca although the potential is very large. Therefore, it is necessary to develop alternative preparations of flaxseed and blackseed as a cookies. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) and blackseed (Nigella sativa) cookies on increasing breast milk volume. The subjects in this study were the first day postpartum mothers in Sleman Regency who met the sample criteria. This study was a post-test only one group design study. The sample in this study were 38 respondents. These cookies was given for 10 days. Data were collected and analysed by non parametric test, the Mann Whitney test. The results showed that there was an effect of flaxseed and blackseed cookies on the increase in breast milk volume (p <0.05). The highest breastmilk volume on the 7th day (82,5%) of post partum, and on the 11th (15%). The conclusions in this study are that there is an effect of giving flaxseed and blackseed cookies to increase the volume of breast milk.

Keywords: black seeds, breastmilk volume, cookies, flaxseed

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