REASONS OF COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF MOTHERS AND THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT FORMULAS


Yilmazbas P., Kural B., Uslu A., Sezer G. M. , Gokcay G.

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.78, ss.76-82, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 78 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.76-82

Özet

Objective: The World Health Organization recommends that during the first 6 months of life babies should be exclusively breast-fed and complemantary feeding should be started at 6 months of age, and breastfeeding should continue at least 2 years. In Turkey although majority of mothers prefer to feed their babies with breastmilk after delivery, they start supplementation before 6 months of age. The aim of this study is to investigate why and when mothers start supplementary feeding and to find out their opinions about formulas.