Abstract: Complementary feeding ( MP - ASI ) should be given to babies over 6 months of age because the digestive system is relatively perfect and in accordance with the needs and the digestibility of the baby . Health Center West in Bitung Bitung , data showed that there are still mothers who give supplementary food for infants aged less than 6 months on the grounds of lack of milk production and the baby crying , so they provide extra food to meet the needs of the baby . The general objective of this study is to determine the relationship between maternal knowledge by providing complementary feeding . The specific objective is to describe the characteristics of the mother , knowing the knowledge of giving MP - ASI , knowing provision of complementary feeding and determine the relationship between knowledge by providing complementary feeding . This type of research is a cross sectional analytic approach . Population is all the mothers who have infants aged 0-12 months in the West Bitung Bitung City Health Center 300 people . Sampling as much as 20 % of the total population and the number of samples obtained by 60 respondents based on purposive sampling . Independent variables and the dependent variable is knowledge is giving MP – ASI. Data analysis using univariate and bivariate frequency distributions using Chi - square test . The results showed the majority of respondents aged between 20-35 years (71.7 %), education completed high school / equivalent ( 48.3 % ) , work as housewives ( 75.0 % ) knowledge of the provision of MP - ASI partially large ( 56.7 % ) were good , most of the respondents ( 63.3 % ) did not provide complementary feeding in infants and there is a significant relationship between knowledge of the provision of complementary feeding ( p < 0,05 ).
Penulis: Els Ivi Kulas
Kode Jurnal: jpkesmasdd130516