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Breastfeeding practices in Duzce, Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18784321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exclusive breastfeeding among infants less than or equal to 6 months old and continued breastfeeding (20-23 months) are high-priority indicators of infant health. We aimed to assess breastfeeding practices, using standardized breastfeeding indicators, and to determine the causes of early discontinuation of breastfeeding (< or = 6 months) in children aged 0 to 24 months in Duzce, Turkey. In this cross-sectional study, the study group consisted of 158 children, and questionnaires were completed by face-to-face interviews with the mothers. The rate of exclusive breastfeeding (< or = 6 months) was 22.4%. The rate of continued breastfeeding (20-23 months) was 10.0%. The 2 primary causes of early discontinuation of breastfeeding were inadequate milk supply (38.1%) and baby not latching on (14.3%). Half of the individuals who recommended infant formula to mothers with infants less than or equal to 6 months old were physicians.
Nuray Yesildal; Gulsen Aytar; Kenan Kocabay; Atilla Senih Mayda; Sinemis Cetin Dagli; Talat Bahcebasi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-09-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0890-3344     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-31     Completed Date:  2008-12-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-400     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Public Health, Duzce Medical School, Duzce University, Konuralp Duzce, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Breast Feeding / epidemiology*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Infant Food
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Milk, Human / physiology*
Mothers / psychology*
Turkey / epidemiology

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