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The Design of Breastfeeding Program Improvement Using a Combination of Nigella Sativa and Lactation Massage on the Levels of Oxytocin Hormone

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 8)

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Page : 1571-1574

Keywords : black cumin nigella sativa; lactation massage; oxytocin;

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Introduction Breast milk is the first food, the main and the best for babies that are natural. Lactation is a symbiotic process and the cause of breast milk problems can be from the mother, baby or both. Most mothers stop breastfeeding due to reduced milk production. Efforts to overcome non-pharmacological milk production by giving balck cumin (Nigella Sativa) and lactation massage. Balck cumin (Nigella Sativa) has lactagogue active compounds and lactation massage can stimulate prolactin and oxytocin hormones. Methods A Quasy experiment with a non-randomized controlled trial design of the pretest-posttest control group. The sample consisted of 40 respondents. Data analysis used Mann-Whitney and Wilcoxon. Results there was a significant increase in the intervention group and the control group with a value of 0.001. In the intervention group, there was an average increase in oxytocin levels of 30.43ng / ml and in the control group 6.72ng / ml. Conclusion there was a significant increase in oxytocin hormone levels in postpartum mothers after being given a combination of balck cumin (Nigella Sativa) and lactation massage.

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