Decision-making and breastfeeding support primiparous mothers with a history of caesarean section in breastfeeding


  • Dwi Margareta Andini IIK Bhakti Wiyata, Kediri, Indonesia
  • Andari Wuri Astuti Universitas A’isyiyah, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Fitria Siswi Utami Universitas A’isyiyah, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Fifi Musfirowati Universitas Faletehan, Serang, Indonesia
  • Dewi Andariya Ningsih Universitas Ibrahimy, Situbondo, Indonesia
  • Amrina Nur Rohmah Universitas Muhammadiyah Lamongan, Lamongan, Indonesia


breast milk, caesarean section history, decision, primiparous, support


The type of delivery affects the success of exclusive breastfeeding. Mothers of Post-caesarean section have the risk of not giving exclusive breastfeeding to their babies because they feel uncomfortable. The pain felt by the mother will cause the mother to be reluctant to breastfeed her baby. This study aims to explore in-depth decision-making and breastfeeding support for primiparous mothers with a history of Caesarean Section in breastfeeding. The research design used in this research is a generic exploratory qualitative study. In this study, twelve mothers with a Caesarean section history were involved as research informants, who were selected using a purposive sampling technique. This data collection was carried out in the working area of ​​the Umbulharjo I Health Center in Yogyakarta City in March-June 2019 using a semi-structured interview. Research data were analyzed using thematic analysis using the approach from Creswell, J.W. The analysis results obtained two themes: decision-making and breastfeeding support. Husbands and parents are essential aspects in providing support for primiparous mothers. The mother's obstacles are low maternal autonomy, the mother's condition after Caesarean Section, the lack of milk production after Caesarean Section, and breast problems.


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How to Cite

Andini, D. M., Astuti, A. W., Utami, F. S., Musfirowati, F., Ningsih, D. A., & Rohmah, A. N. (2022). Decision-making and breastfeeding support primiparous mothers with a history of caesarean section in breastfeeding. International Journal of Life Sciences, 6(3), 118–136.



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