DESCRIPTION OF THE SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTION OF POST PUBILY ASI BY CONSUMING PEPAYA FRUIT IN BPM BENGKULU CITY
Keywords:Smooth production of breast milk, Papaya fruit
This study aims to describe the smooth production of breast milk for postpartum mothers by consuming papaya.
The method used in this research is descriptive method with a quantitative approach. The sample in this study
were 30 respondents with total sampling technique. The research instrument used an observation sheet with
univariate analysis. The results of the analysis showed that of the 30 postpartum mothers who consumed papaya
fruit, 23 (76.7%) of breast milk production was smooth and 7 (23.3%) milk production was not smooth. Based on
the amount of daily consumption of papaya fruit, there are 21 (70%) with the appropriate category and 9 (30%)
with the category not according to the number of doses per day. In order for mothers to be successful in
exclusively breastfeeding, mothers who are breastfeeding their babies must receive additional food to avoid
deterioration in the production and production of breastmilk. Lactagogum is a substance that can increase or
facilitate the production of milk. Synthetic lactagogum is not widely known and is relatively expensive. Papaya
fruit is a type of plant that contains lactagogue which has the potential to stimulate the hormones oxytocin and
prolactin which are useful in increasing and facilitating breast milk production. With this description, it is hoped
that midwives can provide comprehensive services that are provided from pregnant women to breastfeeding and
for families to be able to provide support for pregnant and lactating women to provide exclusive breastfeeding.