Meta-Analysis: The Effect of Early Breastfeeding Initiation on Hypothermia and Diarrhea in Infants


  • Fristyaningrum Hidayah Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Yulia Lanti Retno Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Uki Retno Budihastuti Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Moewardi Hospitals, Surakarta


Background: Early initiation of breastfeeding is the process of letting the baby instinctively breastfeed within the first hour after birth, along with skin-to-skin contact between the baby and the mother's skin which can prevent hypothermia in the baby. This study aims to analyze the relationship between early initiation of breastfeeding and the incidence of hypothermia in infants.

Subjects and Method: This is a systematic review and meta-analysis study. Population= Infants aged 0-59 months, Intervention= early initiation of breastfeeding, Comparison= no early initiation of breastfeeding, Outcomes= incidence of hypothermia and diarrhea. Article searched through journal databases include: PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, research gate, and Springerlink. The keywords used are breastfeeding" OR "early initiation of breastfeeding" OR "initiation breast


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How to Cite

Hidayah, F., Retno, Y. L., & Budihastuti, U. R. (2021). Meta-Analysis: The Effect of Early Breastfeeding Initiation on Hypothermia and Diarrhea in Infants. Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 6(6), 642–652. Retrieved from