Authors: 1Devi Azriani, | 2Sri Handayani
1,2Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes Jakarta I, Prodi D3 Kebidanan, Indonesia;
Address: Jl. RS Fatmawati Cilandak Barat, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia;
A decrease in breast milk production in the first days after birth may be caused by the lack of stimulation of the oxytocin and prolactin hormones. Oxytocin massage was one of solution to overcome the lack of breast milk production. The research aimed to analyze the effect of oxytocin massage on baby’s weight and breast milk production. Subjects of this quasi-experimental research were 60 postpartum mothers who selected by using quota sampling technique. Intervention groups were 30 respondents and control groups were 30 respondents. Data were analyzed by using linear regression test. Hypothesis test results indicated that there was the effect of oxytocin massage on baby’s weight and breast milk production, so it was advisable that the oxytocin massage can be used in postpartum care.
Keywords: Oxytocin Massage, Breast Milk