ADIYAMAN İLİNDE BEBEKLİK DÖNEMİNDE BESLENME ALIŞKANLIĞINI ETKİLEYEN FAKTÖRLERİN DEĞERLENDİRİLMESİ
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Keywords:Breast milk, Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Supplementary foods
Breast milk is the ideal nutritional source that contains all kinds of nutritional values such as protein, fat, iron and vitamins that the baby needs for the first 6 months. The aim of this study was to evaluate the attitudes and behaviors of families in terms of breast milk and nutrition during infancy. Our study was conducted with mothers who had babies between 0-24 months in Adıyaman University Training and Research Hospital between March 15 and July 15, 2018. A total of 1010 mothers were administered a questionnaire consisting of 45 questions prepared by us to determine the sociodemographic data and breastfeeding status of infants and parents. In the study group consisting of mothers with low education and income levels, the mean age of mothers was 29.47 ± 5.61 (18-45) years, and the percentage of mothers working was 10.6%. The distribution of babies between boys and girls was 54.3% - 45.7%. The percentage of infants receiving breast milk in the first half hour was 53.6%, the percentage of breastfeeding alone in the first six months was 69.7%, and the first food given in the supplementary food period was 37.9%, yoghurt. In our study, the rate of breastfeeding after delivery was found to be high. However, the rate of continuing to breastfeed, including the first six months, was found to be low.
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