Background: The Basic Health Research in Indonesia 2013 showed that the percentage of breast-feeding only in the last 24 hours decreased with increasing age of the baby with the lowest percentage of children aged 6 months (30.2%). The Exclusive breastfeeding in Mataram City was 65,96%. Coverage of exclusive breastfeeding in the Health Centre Tanjung Karang in 2012 was 59.40%, still below the target of 80% and the expectation is ranked third highest of ten health centers in the region Mataram City. Objective of thi study determine relationship between exclusive breastfeeding and gross motor development on infants 7-12 months.
Methods: This study was an observational analytic studies with retrospective design. The Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) used to measured the gross motor development of the sample were collected for first time, then ask for a history of exclusive breastfeeding at aged 0-6 months.
Results: 64.7% of sample received exclusive breastfeeding and the development of gross motor bulk of the sample (70.6%) in the normal category. The statistical tests showed no significant relationship beetwen exclusive breastfeeding and gross motor development (p = 0.558).
Conclusion: exclusive breastfeeding has no relationship with gross motor development because apart from exclusive breastfeeding motor development can be caused by several things including the lack of stimulation can also cause irregularities grow and develop ment disorders that are settled.
Keywords: exclusive breastfeeding, non exclusive breastfeeding, gross motor development
Abdul Salam¹, Irianto¹, Baiq Tinda Partipa Sari¹ (1Dosen Jurusan Gizi Poltekkes Kemenkes Mataram Mataram,2Alumni Jurusan Gizi Mtr)