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Exclusive Breastfeeding Improvement Program Using Carica Papaya Leaf Extract on the Levels of Prolactin Hormones

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 9)

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Page : 548-551

Keywords : papaya leaf extract; prolactin hormone; breast milk production;

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Introduction Exclusive breastfeeding coverage in Indonesia in 2016 has decreased to 54 %. The main factor inhibiting breastfeeding is the absence of milk production 43.5 % of mothers stopped breastfeeding because of less breast milk production. Efforts to defeat the problem of breast milk production are the use of herbal plants that have lactagogue. Papaya leaves contain active compounds that have a role in the breast milk production because it shows a lactagogue effect. The purpose of this study was to prove the effectiveness of giving papaya leaf extracts to prolactin hormone. Methods Quasi-experiment with Pretest-Posttest design with nonequivalent control group. The samples were postpartum mothers with consecutive sampling totaling 48 respondents. The independent variables in this study were papaya leaf extract and prolactin hormone-dependent variable. Data analysis using paired t-test and oneway ANOVA and Posthoc Test continued Results The results of the study based on bivariate analysis are the administration of papaya leaf extracts influences prolactin hormone changes (p=0.010). Posthoc test results Effective dose for increasing prolactin hormone levels is a dose of 800mg. Conclusion The administration of papaya leaf extract is effective to increase prolactin hormone The effective dose is the papaya leaf extract 800mg.

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