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Factors affecting exclusive breastfeeding of healthy babies aged zero to four months: a community-based study of Turkish women.
J Clin Nurs 2008; 17(3):341-9JC

Abstract

AIM

The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that affect exclusive breastfeeding of healthy babies aged 0-4 months.

BACKGROUND

Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend feeding babies of 0-6 months exclusively with breast milk and starting complementary foods after the sixth month. In Turkey, however, a vast majority of babies 1-5 months of age (89.4%) are given complementary foods.

METHODS

This cross-sectional study was conducted in central Ankara province, with a sampling of 514 individuals who were selected using the convenience sampling method.

RESULTS

Of the 514 mothers who participated in my research, 260 (50.6%) were found to be feeding their babies exclusively with breast milk; 77 (15.0%), with breast milk + water; 87 (16.9%), with breast milk + baby formula; 70 (13.6%), with breast milk + baby formula + other foods; and 20 (3.9%), baby formula + other foods. Based on multivariate logistic regression analysis results, the mother's employment [odds ratio (OR) = 0.488; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.288-0.827) considerably reduced the incidence of complementary foods, while frequent crying of the baby (OR = 1.687; 95% CI = 1.125-2.530) significantly increased the use of supplementary foods in infant nutrition.

CONCLUSION

This study concluded that frequent crying of the baby increases the likelihood of giving the baby complementary foods. Midwives and nurses can encourage exclusive breastfeeding behaviour by providing individual education and counselling to women whose babies cry frequently.

RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE

Exclusive breastfeeding of babies aged 0-6 months is crucial for the development and growth of the baby and instrumental in reducing infant morbidities and mortalities. One factor that increases the likelihood of provision of complementary foods is frequent crying of the baby. Midwives and nurses can encourage exclusive breastfeeding behaviour by providing individual education and counselling to women whose babies cry frequently.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Adnan Menderes University, Aydin School of Health, Aydin, Turkey. zkaracam@adu.edu.tr

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18005124

Citation

Karaçam, Zekiye. "Factors Affecting Exclusive Breastfeeding of Healthy Babies Aged Zero to Four Months: a Community-based Study of Turkish Women." Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 17, no. 3, 2008, pp. 341-9.
Karaçam Z. Factors affecting exclusive breastfeeding of healthy babies aged zero to four months: a community-based study of Turkish women. J Clin Nurs. 2008;17(3):341-9.
Karaçam, Z. (2008). Factors affecting exclusive breastfeeding of healthy babies aged zero to four months: a community-based study of Turkish women. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(3), pp. 341-9.
Karaçam Z. Factors Affecting Exclusive Breastfeeding of Healthy Babies Aged Zero to Four Months: a Community-based Study of Turkish Women. J Clin Nurs. 2008;17(3):341-9. PubMed PMID: 18005124.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Factors affecting exclusive breastfeeding of healthy babies aged zero to four months: a community-based study of Turkish women. A1 - Karaçam,Zekiye, Y1 - 2007/11/14/ PY - 2007/11/17/pubmed PY - 2008/3/29/medline PY - 2007/11/17/entrez SP - 341 EP - 9 JF - Journal of clinical nursing JO - J Clin Nurs VL - 17 IS - 3 N2 - AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that affect exclusive breastfeeding of healthy babies aged 0-4 months. BACKGROUND: Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recommend feeding babies of 0-6 months exclusively with breast milk and starting complementary foods after the sixth month. In Turkey, however, a vast majority of babies 1-5 months of age (89.4%) are given complementary foods. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in central Ankara province, with a sampling of 514 individuals who were selected using the convenience sampling method. RESULTS: Of the 514 mothers who participated in my research, 260 (50.6%) were found to be feeding their babies exclusively with breast milk; 77 (15.0%), with breast milk + water; 87 (16.9%), with breast milk + baby formula; 70 (13.6%), with breast milk + baby formula + other foods; and 20 (3.9%), baby formula + other foods. Based on multivariate logistic regression analysis results, the mother's employment [odds ratio (OR) = 0.488; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.288-0.827) considerably reduced the incidence of complementary foods, while frequent crying of the baby (OR = 1.687; 95% CI = 1.125-2.530) significantly increased the use of supplementary foods in infant nutrition. CONCLUSION: This study concluded that frequent crying of the baby increases the likelihood of giving the baby complementary foods. Midwives and nurses can encourage exclusive breastfeeding behaviour by providing individual education and counselling to women whose babies cry frequently. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Exclusive breastfeeding of babies aged 0-6 months is crucial for the development and growth of the baby and instrumental in reducing infant morbidities and mortalities. One factor that increases the likelihood of provision of complementary foods is frequent crying of the baby. Midwives and nurses can encourage exclusive breastfeeding behaviour by providing individual education and counselling to women whose babies cry frequently. SN - 0962-1067 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18005124/Factors_affecting_exclusive_breastfeeding_of_healthy_babies_aged_zero_to_four_months:_a_community_based_study_of_Turkish_women_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.01936.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -