The Influence of Exclusive Breastfeeding to the Manus Bone Maturity (Bone Age)

Adrianus Riyanto, Bachtiar Murtala, Muhammad Ilyas, Agussalim Bokhari, Rosdiana Natsir, Suci Pratiwi Rahardjo, Mirna Muis, Triono KSP, Burhanuddin Bahar, Veni Hadju


Baby bone health would improve intelligence in thought and action. Children with hand and foot bones strong to be more active and agile, compared to children with weak bones. This study aimed to determine the effect of exclusive breastfeeding on bone manus density (atlas bone age), at the age of infants aged 1 month and 6 months. This study uses a "prospective cohort". A sample of 55 infants. Instrument data collecting baby left hand X-rays, using software measured the bone density of the baby. Data were analyzed by independent t test and paired t-test.

The results showed that the average exposure of bone partially breast-fed infants is higher than exclusive breastfeeding infants in the first month.

but in the sixth the average bone caught Exclusive breast-fed infants is higher than exclusive breastfeeding infant. This study concluded there was no effect of exclusive breastfeeding on bone density at the hands of infants aged 1 month, but exclusive breastfeeding effect on bone density at the hands of infants aged 6 months. It is recommended that young mothers of this nation to be aware and understand how and benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, so that is not affected by the promotion of infant formula. That health workers or health workers can set an example and give the correct explanation of the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, so that the Ministry of Health program on the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding can walk and feel the benefits.


Exclusive breastfeeding ; bone density.

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