THE EFFECT OF PROVIDING EDUCATION USING ONLINE MEDIA FOR PREGNANT WOMEN ON MOTHER'S KNOWLEDGE, SUCCESS OF BREASTFEEDING ONLY FOR ONE MONTH AND MOTHER'S SELF EFFICACY
Introduction: Breastmilk is the first food for newborns and is the main nutrition for babies. The low level of exclusive breastfeeding is due to the lack of knowledge of mothers about exclusive breastfeeding. Therefore, in order for mother's knowledge to be good, it can be done by providing education about exclusive breastfeeding. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of providing education using online media for pregnant women on the knowledge of mothers in breastfeeding, self-efficacy and the success of breastfeeding alone for one month. Methods: This study used a quasi-experimental design with a pre and post-test nonequivalent control group approach. The sampling technique used probability sampling, which consisted of 44 pregnant women in the third trimester. Collection using a questionnaire and analyzed using the chi square test with a significance level of α ≤ 0.05. Results: This study shows that there is no significant relationship between the provision of online education and maternal knowledge with a p value of 0.056 (α ≥ 0.05). There is a significant relationship between providing online education with maternal self-efficacy with a p value of 0.001 (α ≤ 0.05). There was no significant relationship between the provision of education and the success of breastfeeding for 1 month with a p value of 0.186 (α ≥ 0.05). Conclusion: It is suggested that health walkers can increase educational activities regarding exclusive breastfeeding by using any method and in an appropriate, structured and continuous way with direct or indirect interactions so that the knowledge and self-efficacy of mothers about exclusive breastfeeding will be better.