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RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 108-111

Baby weight gain through Sitra baby massage

Siti Rahmadani, Vera Suzana Dewi Haris, Nurhayati, Erlin Puspita.


Objective: To analyze differences of baby weight before and after Sitra baby massage.
Methodology: The design of this study was quasi experiment by pretest-posttest with control group design technique. Sitra massage was used for 2 months (8 times) and compared with traditional massage. Weight change was checked.
Results: The study included 60 participants. There were differences in baby weight gain in post intervention of either control group or experimental group (p=0.000). Baby weight gain through Sitra massage was greater than through traditional massage with average of difference in weight gain of 52.55 gram (p

Key words: Baby massage, Baby weight, low birth weight.

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