Proceedings of the Health Science International Conference (HSIC 2017)

The Effect of Massage on Body Weight Improvement in 0 - 12 Month-Old Babies

Authors
Juwitasari Juwitasari, Dessy Rindiyanti Harista
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Juwitasari Juwitasari
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.24How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Massage, Baby Weight Improvement, Baby 0-12 months old
Abstract

Massage had widely known asa solution to facilitate baby growth and development which impact on optimizing blood flow, normalizing heart rate, maintaining digestion, and improving immunity. Massage intervention will preserve the adequate nutrition by increasing the absorption of macronutrient and micronutrient by stabilizing basal metabolism and induce the insulin and adrenalin secretion and prevent the cortisol secretion. Objectives: The purpose of the study had identified the effect of massage intervention towards baby weight enhancement in the first year of baby's life. Method: A quasi-experimental study with total sampling. A total of 83 babies demographic data had assessed by completing body weight measurement before and after the massage intervention.The moderate and light pressure massage had applied during 15 minutes baby massage intervention once a week in one month. Descriptive statistics and independent T-test had used for analyzing the data. Results: The results had provided the basic data related to baby weight enhancement before and after baby massage intervention. The weight enhancement result had surpassed the minimum standard of weight gain in one month. Conclusion: this result had supported the evidence-based practice in assisting the baby mothers to provide baby massage regularly during the first year of baby's life.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Health Science International Conference (HSIC 2017)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
October 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-413-2
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/hsic-17.2017.24How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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