KONSTRUKSI SOSIAL DAN TINDAKAN IBU DENGAN BALITA GIZI BURUK (STUDI KASUS DI SAMPANG DAN BOJONEGORO) Social Construction and Action of Mother of Malnutrition Toddler (A Case Study in Sampang and Bojonegoro)

Suci Wulansari, FX Sri Sadewo, Raflizal Raflizal

Abstract


Background: East Java is a province with good economical growth and adequate health facilitation, thus it’s to be lamented that we still find many health problems, especially toddlers’ malnutrition. Methods:This study observed social construction and mothers’ action on toddlers’ malnutrition problems. It was an observasional study with qualitative approach. The study was performed in 2012 in Sampang and Bojonegoro. Result:The exclusive breastfeeding had not been applied yet, and there was too early in giving solid food to babies (honey, coconut, banana). Mothers realized that their children have undernutrition status at the time of health examination. Mother who put the social status of their family above anything else, having children with malnutrition is considered to be a shameful problem, so she will look for the health services to solve the problem. Many mothers felt confident about the growth of their children based on their past experiences and did not consider that malnutrition on child was a problem, and they would keep away from health services. Conclusion:A family, especially the mother, has built up social contruction about her undernutrition child. The social costruction will influence the response of family (mother) to the child. Recommendation:It is important to give health education with considering social construction to make positive behavior changes.

Keywords


social construction; toddler; malnutrition

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Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan (Bulletin of Health System Research, ISSN 1410-2935. e-ISSN 2354-8738) published by Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Kesehatan, Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia

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