Management Commitments in the Policy Implementation of Exclusive Breast-Feeding for Working Mothers: A Study in Textile Industries in Central Java

  •  Noveri Aisyaroh    
  •  Emi Sutrisminah    
  •  Widayati Widayati    


The high rates of neonatal, infant and children mortality in Indonesia indicate that the MDGs 2017 target has not been fully achieved. One of the prevention measures for mortality is exclusive breastfeeding. In Indonesia, the breast-feeding coverage has not reached the expected target because one of the factors is working mothers. Most working mothers stop breastfeeding or start mixing baby feeding before the baby is 6 months old. Here, the commitment of company managers in implementing government policies will increase exclusive breast-feeding coverage. This type of research uses descriptive analysis with documentation study methods, observation, interviews and questionnaires in 4 textile companies in Semarang City, Semarang Regency and Pekalongan. The number of respondents 99 people consists of women workers, administrators of workplaces and health workers in the workplace. The results of the study show that 49.5% of companies are committed to supporting government policies by facilitating leave and that there are arrangements for working hours that are in accordance with the rules, and that 50.5% do not support this matter and do not fully support government policy. Furthermore, the results of this study are complemented by interviews with HRD and management related to breastfeeding policy and working conditions.

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