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Research Paper | Medicine | Indonesia | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022
Acupressure Accelerates the Excretion of Colostrum in Postpartum Mothers
Abstract: Colostrum is an important food for newborns. 70% of postpartum mothers give formula milk to newborns because breast milk has not come out on the first day. One of the actions that can be taken to fight colostrum is acupressure points for lactation. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of acupressure in accelerating the release of colostrum in postpartum mothers. This type of research is Quasi Experimental with posttest control group design. Sampling technique with consecutive sampling. The number of samples was 60 third trimester pregnant women who were divided into the treatment group and the control group. Acupressure was administered to the group starting at 37 weeks of gestation until delivery; the control group was not given acupressure, and then observed the time of colostrum expulsion. Data were analyzed by Mann-Whitney test and logistic regression. The results showed that the average time for colostrum expulsion from 30 respondents in the control group was 35.16 hours, while in the treatment group it was 13.57 hours and had a different meaning with p value = 0.001 (p <0.05). The logistic regression test showed that the variable that affected the time of colostrum expulsion was treatment (acupressure) at a significance level of 0.001. The variables of education, ethnicity, occupation, parity have no effect on the time of colostrum expenditure. This means that acupressure can encourage colostrum anxiety in postpartum mothers, so it is advisable to provide midwifery care to implement acupressure points for lactation in third trimester pregnant women.
Keywords: acupressure, colostrum, postpartum
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,
Pages: 274 - 279