Tonsillitis is a type of ARI common in children and toddlers. This study was done with a purpose to determine the relationship of exclusive breastfeeding to tonsillitis in children aged 0-7 years at the Pajang Health Center, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.
This was a study conducted on the cross sectional study research design, which was conducted at the location of Pajang community health center, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. The total sample size was 30 children which were less than 7 years of age. They were selected for this study as they fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The dependent variable was tonsillitis. The independent variable was the history of exclusive breastfeeding. The data were collected by questionnaire and physical examination. The data were analyzed using Fischer’s exact test.
The statistical analysis of the collected data by questionnaire and physical examination indicated that the non-exclusive breastfeeding increases the risk of tonsillitis in children aged 0-7 years.
The study concluded through its findings that children aged 0-7 years who do not get exclusive breastfeeding are at risk of having tonsillitis than children who get exclusive breastfeeding.