• Pratiwi Puji Lestari universitas muhammadiyah banjarmasin
  • Detty Siti Nurdiati 2Universitas Gajah Mada
  • Dhesi Ari Astuti Universitas ‘Aisyiyah Yogyakarta


The present trend of problems is that most women combine breast milk and formula milk. Some areas of Indonesia is high because of delayed lactation. Study mentioned more postpartum women with psychological problems that fail to breastfeed. Other studies also mentioned that depression in the puerperal mother may inhibit the sustainability of breastfeeding. Objective The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of postpartum maternal depression symptoms on the success of breastfeeding. This study used a prospective cohort design. In consecutive sampling, consist of 84. The data collected using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale instrument to assess the symptoms of depression and observation sheets to assess lactation at baseline after delivery. Symptoms of depression have no effect on the success of breastfeeding. p-value 0.6 and OR 1.25 (95% CI: 0,51-3,088). Postpartum women who have no symptoms of depression have the possibility to successfully breastfeed 1.25 times greater than the postpartum women with symptoms of depression. Postpartum women with no symptoms of depression have a likelihood of breastfeeding greater than postpartum women with depressive symptoms, but not statistically significant. after this study, it is desirable to examine or screen for postpartum depressive symptoms using EPDS instruments as a routine screening tool for postpartum to assess depressive symptoms, as well as to monitor lactation during postpartum and lactation mothers. It is desirable to examine or screen for postpartum depressive symptoms using EPDS instruments as a routine screening tool for postpartum to assess depressive symptoms, as well as to monitor lactation during postpartum and lactation mothers.


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How to Cite
LESTARI, Pratiwi Puji; NURDIATI, Detty Siti; ASTUTI, Dhesi Ari. EFFECTS OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS ON THE SUCCESS OF BREASTFEEDING IN HOSPITAL OF BANTUL. Healthy-Mu Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 46-51, feb. 2020. ISSN 2597-3851. Available at: <https://journal.umbjm.ac.id/index.php/healthy/article/view/334>. Date accessed: 06 aug. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.35747/hmj.v3i2.334.