PENGALAMAN MELAKUKAN PANTANG MAKAN PADA IBU MENYUSUI PASKA BEDAH SESAR
( The experience of food restriction on breastfeeding mother after caesarean section )
(Dosen Akademi Keperawatan Dharma Husada Cirebon)
Background: One of the needs in physical recovery of mother after caesarean section is the adequate amount of nutrients, but there are so many mothers who do food restriction after caesarean.
Purpose: The aim of this research is to describe the experience of food restriction on breastfeeding mother after caesarean section in Cirebon.
Method: This phenomenology research involved eight participants through in-depth interview.
Result: This study identified seven themes, the major of food restriction; limitation of carbohydrate, salt and liquid consumption; the increasing of vegetables protein, vegetables, and fruits consumption; parents’advice, tradition/beliefs that make the mother and the baby healthy are the reasons to do food restriction; lack of breastmilk production, physical and phsycological problems faced by mother; increases the consumption of ‘katuk’ leaves, yum bean, milk and supplement for increasing breastmilk production and the expectations to the health care.
Conclusion: The study recommends that the importance of giving information to the mother and family with cultural aspect approach .
Keywords: breastfeeding, food restriction post-cesarean section