International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis | Medical Science | Indonesia | Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018


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

Mei Lia Nindya Zulis Windyarti [2] | Ari Suwondo [4] | Rara Sri Endang Pujiastuti [4]


Abstract: 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.


Keywords: black cumin nigella sativa, lactation massage, oxytocin


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018,


Pages: 1571 - 1574


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