Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 4
The Practice and View of Breastfeeding Among Mothers: a Questionnaire-Based Survey In Baby Friendly Hospital In Aydin
Meryem Tüğdür1,Serdal Öğüt2,Ayşe Demet Karaman3,Nurhan Günay4
1Aydın Kadın Doğum ve Çocuk Hastalıkları Hastanesi, Aydın, Türkiye
2Aydın Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Beslenme ve Diyetetik Bölümü, Aydın, Türkiye
3Aydın Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Süt Teknolojisi Bölümü, Aydın, Türkiye
4Aydın Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Köşk MYO, Gıda İşleme Bölümü, Aydın, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.262 Objective: Breast milk is the ideal food that is particularly essential for 0-2 aged babies. It is recommended to consume breast milk specifically in the first six months of life. This study aims to find out the mothers" practices and opinions about breast milk and the factors related to breastfeeding and to give information to the mothers and make recommendations.

Materials and Methods: In this research, a survey about the breastfeeding practices and points of view is applied to 280 mothers who had given birth in Aydın Maternity and Children Hospital were questioned about breastfeeding and their knowledge and opinions about it.

Results: The majority of the mothers who have taken the survey were graduated primary and middle school (72.5%), housewives (80.7%), mothers who had a natural childbirth (61.4%). When the results of the survey are evaluated, it is identified that nearly all the mothers (98.9%) have breastfed their babies just after the birth and taken different training from medical staff while and after pregnancy about lactation and breastfeeding. As a result of the statistical analysis, it is identified that the most important factors in increasing the duration of breastfeeding are the training taken by the mother while and after pregnancy about lactation and breastfeeding and some kind of support given by the husband during breastfeeding (p<0.05).

Conclusion: In our study, we concluded that the support given by the husbands in all health institutions, especially in babyfriendly hospitals and supporting training and education given to the mothers with home visits are necessary to increase the duration of breastfeeding. . Keywords : Lactation, breastfeeding duration, factors, baby-friendly hospital