Impact of Papaya (Carica papaya L.) on Breast Milk Production Enhancement of Nursing Mothers at Teling Atas Public Health Center, Wanea Subdistrict, Manado City

Authors

  • Ellen Pesak Department of Midwifery, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0093-5167
  • Fredrika N Losu Department of Midwifery, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia
  • Robin Dompas Department of Midwifery, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia
  • Freike Lumy Department of Midwifery, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia
  • Gusti Ayu Tirtawati Department of Midwifery, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia
  • Dian Pratiwi Department of Midwifery, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5241-3526
  • Kusmiyati Kusmiyati Department of Midwifery, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5132-4692
  • Fiani A Djojobo Department of Midwifery, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia
  • Atik Purwandari Department of Midwifery, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia
  • Bongakaraeng Bongakaraeng Department of Environmental Health, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2005-4009
  • Nonce Nova Legi Department of Nutrition, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia
  • Rivolta Walalangi Department of Nutrition, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0445-1493
  • Esther N Tamunu Department Nursing, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia
  • Jon Welliam Tangka Department Nursing, Poltekkes Kemenkes Manado, City of Manado, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2021.5880

Keywords:

Papaya Fruit, Breast Milk Production, Nursing Mothers

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Papaya fruit which is a type of fruit that has high nutritional content and is rich in health benefits, one of the benefits is to increase breast milk production. Papaya is a fruit that contains galactagogue, a substance that can help increase and improve breast milk production.

AIM: This study aimed to determine papaya fruit’s effect on breast milk production in nursing mothers at Teling Atas Public Health Center, Wanea Subdistrict, Manado City, Indonesia.

METHODS: The research method was the pre-experimental method using a before and after intervention design to one group. The study population was all breastfeeding mothers whose babies were aged 0–6 months per June 2019 and a sample size of 14 categorized less breastfeeding, namely, babies often cry; restless baby; the color of the feces dark brown; consistency of solid feces; the baby’s mouth and eyes appear dry; dark yellow urine; and baby’s weight decreases. The intervention group, namely, getting 200 g of papaya 3 times a day, and given for 7 days (1 week). Data analysis is the Wilcoxon Test.

RESULTS: Most respondents were less breastfeeding before consuming papaya, about 71.43%. Nursing mothers before and after being given papaya for 7 days increased by 4.1. The mean value before the intervention was 2.21, and after the intervention, the level of milk production increase to 6.36. There was a significant difference in the level of milk production before and after papaya intervention (p = 0.001).

CONCLUSION: Consuming papaya fruit effectively enhanced breast milk production in nursing mothers.

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2021-04-22

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Pesak E, Losu FN, Dompas R, Lumy F, Tirtawati GA, Pratiwi D, Kusmiyati K, Djojobo FA, Purwandari A, Bongakaraeng B, Legi NN, Walalangi R, Tamunu EN, Tangka JW. Impact of Papaya (Carica papaya L.) on Breast Milk Production Enhancement of Nursing Mothers at Teling Atas Public Health Center, Wanea Subdistrict, Manado City. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 22 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];9(B):240-3. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/5880

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