Islamic perspective on the effect of exclusive breastfeeding on prolactin levels and children development during 6-12 months in East Java, Indonesia
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This article aimed to analyze the Islamic perspective on the effect of exclusive breastfeeding on prolactin hormone level and children development during 6-12 months in East Java. An analytical crosssectional study was conducted to collect data from 26 mothers with children aged 6- 12 months by simple random sampling technique. Data was analyzed by using Mann-Whitney test with significance value α=0.05. The results showed value of p=0.002<α=0.05, which means that exclusive breastfeeding affects the development of children during 6–12 months. This article concludes that exclusive breastfeeding with religious approaches will increase prolactin hormone levels and children’s development in accordance with his age. It is expected that mothers should be able to give exclusive breastfeeding, healthy food consumption of food, and stimulate the development of their children.