Factors Contributing to Workplace’s Support to Breastfeeding Employees

  • Hemi Fitriani Nursing Science Departement. School of Health Sciences Jenderal Achmad Yani
  • Imami Nur Rachmawati Department of Maternity Nursing Science University Indonesia
  • Tri Budiati Department of Maternity Nursing Science University Indonesia

Abstract

One of the factors contributing to the low successful rate of the national exclusive breastfeeding is the lack of workplace‘s supports to breastfeeding employees (Harnowo,2012). This research further investigates what factors enable to this low support. Employing the cross-sectional approach, this research involves 130 company managers selected through stratified random sampling technique. Conducted in Cimahi, this research administers Chow Questionnaire (2009) in investigating manager‘s attitude toward breastfeeding. Furthermore, Pan-Asian Lactation Consultant Association (PALCA) questionnaire (2012) is administered to gauge the workplace‘s support. The findings show that the company ownership, whether it is public or private, and whether or not the company operates in health sector contribute the most. The company ownership, in this sense, the public company, is proved to demonstrate the greatest influence. The government should play a great role in supporting breastfeeding program. It is recommended that the government takes part in assisting, supervising and giving penalties to any violations in attempts to support breastfeeding in workplaces.

Published
2018-01-02
How to Cite
FITRIANI, Hemi; RACHMAWATI, Imami Nur; BUDIATI, Tri. Factors Contributing to Workplace’s Support to Breastfeeding Employees. 2nd International Seminar on Global Health (ISGH), [S.l.], p. 223-229, jan. 2018. Available at: <http://repository.stikesayani.ac.id/index.php/isgh2/article/view/54>. Date accessed: 21 july 2019.
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