Effectiveness of Papaya (Carica papaya) Leaf Extract Pills to Increase Breast Milk Production among Breastfeeding Women at Private Practice Midwife M Palangka Raya

 Abstract views: 139


  • Sofia Mawaddah Health Polytechnic of Palangka Raya, Indonesia




Breast Milk Production, Papaya Leaf Extract, Breastfeeding Women


Breast milk contains substances that are important and sufficient for the growth and development of infants. One of the efforts that can be performed to increase the rate of secretion and production of breast milk is through various types of (processed) food made from papaya leaves (Carica papaya). Papaya plants are widely grown throughout the tropics which contain the quercetin compound as a breast milk stimulant. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of papaya (Carica papaya) leaf extract pills to increase breast milk production among breastfeeding women. This was a pre-experimental study with One Group Pre-Test and Post-Test design. The population involved all women who exclusively breastfed infants aged 0-6 months at Private Practice Midwife Made, Palangka Raya City.  The study samples consisted of 33 respondents who were selected using purposive sampling technique. Data were analyzed using the Paired sample T Test. The study results obtained z-statistics value of -5.011 with a probability of 0.000. Such findings showed that the probability value was < level of significance (a=5%). Thus, it can be concluded that there was a significant difference in infant weight before and after administration of papaya (Carica papaya) leaf extract pills among breastfeeding women.


Download data is not yet available.


Al Rahmad, A. H. 2017. Breastfeeding and complementary feeding on the growth of infants aged 6–24 months. Syiah Kuala Medical Journal, 17(1), 4-14.

Amin, M., Rehana., Jaya, H. 2017. The Effectiveness of Rolling (Back) Massage on Breast Milk Production in Mothers Post Surgery Sectio Caesarea at Muhammadiyah Hospital Palembang. IJEMC. Volume 2. Number 1:1-8.

Astutik., RY 2014. Breast and Lactation. Jakarta: Salemba Medika.

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, 2016. Indonesia Health Profile 2015.Available in http://www.depkes.co.id accessed on 18 September 2019.

Entin, W. 2016. Kinetics of Fermeability of Katuk Leaves (Sauropusandrogynus L, Merr.) Pare Leaves (Masiordicacharantia L.) and Papaya Leaves (Caricia papaya L.) in Cow Rumen.

Hidayat. 2010. Research Methods: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Combined Research. Edition First. Jakarta : Prenamedia Group.

Khasanah, U., & Anwar, M. C. (2021). The Effectiveness Of Suplementation Of Papaya Leaf Nanoparticles (Carica Papaya L) As An Alternative To Midwife Services In Increasing The Production Of Breast Milk (ASI).

Nuning. 2015. Economic Level and Mother's Motivation in Exclusive Breastfeeding for Infants Age 0-6 Months at Private Practice Midwife (BPS) Ummi Latifah Argomulyo, Sedayu Yogyakarta. Journal of Indonesian Nurses and Midwifery. Volume 3. Number 2:116-122. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21927/jnki.2015.3(2).116-122

Nurmiati, B. (2008). Duration of Breastfeeding on Infant Survival in Indonesia. Makara Health, 12(2).

Pratiwi, R. 2017. The Relationship Between Parity With Correct Breastfeeding Skills In Postpartum Mothers. Journal of Midwifery. Volume 6. Number 2:5.

Suharti JF Mamagkey. 2017. Relationship between Family Support and Exclusive Breastfeeding for babies at Ranotana Weru Health Center. e-Journal of Nursing (eKp). Volume 6. Number 1:1-6.

Tory, Mulyatim Koeswo, and Sujianto. 2016. Factors Affecting Waiting Time for Health Services in Relation to Outpatient Satisfaction of Internal Medicine Clinic Dr. Isaac Tulungagung. Volume 29. Number 3:252-257. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21776/ub.jkb.2016.029.03.3

Wahyuni, E. T., & Noviyanti, R. (2022, September). The Effectiveness of Carica Papaya L on Breast Milk Production in Pmb Utami's Wife and PMB Tutik Purwani Ngaglik Sleman Yogyakarta. In Proceedings of The Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Health Science and Technology (Vol. 1, No. 1).

Yuliarti,2015. The Effect of Giving Green Bean Extract to Postpartum Mothers with Smooth Breast Milk Production at Bpm Yuni Widaryanti, Amd. Keb Sumbermulyo Jogoroto Jombang. Edu Health Journal. Volume 5. Number 2:148-153.

Zakaria, Z., Hadju, V., As'ad, S., & Bahar, B. 2017. 2017. The Effect of Giving Moringa Leaf Extract on the Quantity and Quality of Mother's Milk (ASI) in Breastfeeding Mothers of Infants 0-6 Months. Indonesian Public Health Media. Volume 12. Number 3:161-169.




How to Cite

Mawaddah, S. (2022). Effectiveness of Papaya (Carica papaya) Leaf Extract Pills to Increase Breast Milk Production among Breastfeeding Women at Private Practice Midwife M Palangka Raya . EMBRIO, 14(2), 250–254. https://doi.org/10.36456/embrio.v14i2.5386