Benefits of Yoga in Increasing Lactating Mother's Breast Milk Production
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5 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2017
Date Written: September 8, 2017
Abstract: Breast Milk (ASI) is the best food for infants. Considering that the level of benefits of breastfeeding and the importance of exclusive breastfeeding, it is necessary to take a series of efforts to increase breast milk production of lactating mothers. One way that can be used is by doing Yoga exercises. This research aimed to determine the effect of Yoga in increasing breast milk production of mothers breastfeeding infants aged 1 to 6 months. The research used pre experiment method with one group pretest-posttest design. Sampling used simple random sampling, and the number of samples was 30 respondents. The results of statistical test of t-test (p 0.004), meaning that there was an effect of Yoga exercises in increasing breast milk production of lactating mothers. This happens because Yoga can affect the mind, soul and spirit of the mothers, in which Yoga gives peace of mind, relaxation and a sense of comfort as well as increasing mothers’ confidence, so this affects the release of prolactin and oxytocin hormones for breast milk production.
Keywords: Yoga, Mother's Breast Milk
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