International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Indonesia | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019

The Combination of Nigella Sativa and Lactation Massage in Postpartum Mothers to Increase the Weight of a Baby

Mei Lia Nindya Zulis Windyarti [2]

Abstract: Introduction: Breast milk is the first, the main and best food for a baby. Lactation is a symbiotic process and the cause of breast milk problems can be from mother, baby or both. Maternal nutrition and nutritional status during pregnancy and lactation are one of the factors that cause a lack of milk production. Most mothers stop breastfeeding due to reduced milk production and lack of stimulation to the mother. This can also affect the baby's weight. Efforts to overcome breast milk production in a non-pharmacological way, giving Nigella Sativa and lactation massage. Nigella Sativa has an active compound that is lactagagum and lactation massage can stimulate prolactin and oxytocin hormones as well as milk production so that it can increase milk production and can affect the increase in baby's weight. Objective: to analyze the effectiveness of the combination of Nigella Sativa and lactation massage in postpartum mothers on increasing infant weight. Method: Quasy experiment with a non-randomized controlled trial design pretest-posttest control group. The sample was 40 respondents. Data analysis used Wilcoxon and repeated measure ANOVA. Nigella Sativa is given 3 times a day at a dose of 400 mg. Lactation massage is given 2x a day in the morning and evening with a duration of about 30 minutes. This intervention is given for 14 days. Results: the results of the study based on bivariate analysis were the combination of Nigella Sativa and lactation massage giving effect on weight gain (p-value 0.001). Significant weight gain on the seventh day. Conclusion: giving a combination of black cumin (Nigella Sativa) and lactation massage effective against and increasing baby's weight

Keywords: nigella sativa, lactation massage, baby’s weight

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,

Pages: 673 - 675

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