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Abstract            Volume:9  Issue-9  Year-2021         Original Research Articles

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The Relationship between Baby Massage and Increasing Weight
Fithriany Fithriany*
Department of Midwifery, Health Polytechnic of Aceh, Aceh Province, Indonesia
*Corresponding author

To prevent infant mortality due to preterm birth, integrated, standardized infant care is needed, one of which is baby massage. Some of the benefits of baby massage include: helping the baby relax, increasing the baby's immunity, increasing the bonding between the mother and their baby, helping the baby sleep soundly. This study aims to analyze the relationship between massage and the increasing weight of the baby with preterm birth in the district of Aceh Besar, Indonesia. A Quasi-experimental study was conducted in the District of Aceh Besar. The total sample was 72 babies, 36 were intervention group and 36 were non-intervention group. The intervention group made the babies massage three times per week for one month (12 times) during the study, and non-intervention was not massage. The bivariate analysis results with the independent T-test to know the relationship between baby massage and weight gain showed that the average weight gain of the baby who received massage for one month was 588 grams and a standard deviation was 60 grams. Meanwhile, the average increase in weight gains the babies who did not receive massage was 484 grams, and the standard deviation was 45 grams. The statistical test results showed a P-value of 0.000, meaning in 5% alpha, there was a significant difference between the increase in the weight gain between those who got a massage with those who did not get a massage. This study concluded there was a relationship between massage to increasing the weight of babies with preterm birth.

Keywords: Baby, massage, increasing weight
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Fithriany Fithriany. 2021. The Relationship Between Baby Massage and Increasing Weight.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(9): 104-111
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.909.011
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