Abstract

Breastfeeding is recognized as one of the most powerful influences on a child's survival, growth and development. Research states that early initiation within the first 1 hour in the first 1 hour can prevent 22% of infant deaths under 1 month of age in developing countries (Roesli, 2008). The achievement of 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding depends on the success of initiation within the first hour. Excusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life, together with complementary feeding and continued breastfeeding from 6 months to 2 years, can reduce at least 20% of infant mortality. The research was conducted at BidanPraktikMandiri (BPM) LiliAmbarwati. This type of research is a descriptive study that aims to describe the variables in accordance with the research objectives. The sample in this study were postpartum mothers who experienced breastfeeding dams at BPM LiliAmbarwati Medan at the time of the study. The conclusion is that the incidence of breast milk dam is related to the factor of breastfeeding demand, the incidence of breast milk dam is related to breast care activities during pregnancy and the incidence of breast milk dam is related to the shape of the post partum mother's nipples.