Analyzing the factors influencing the duration of breastfeeding: An example of Turkish Republic of Northren Cyprus


Safak C., ATA TUTKUN N.

IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI, vol.5, no.3, pp.167-176, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5222/buchd.2015.167
  • Title of Journal : IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-176

Abstract

Objective: Breastfeeding contributes greatly to growing a healthy baby. The nutritional value of breast milk is superior than all artificial food for the development of newborn babies. Besides the nutritional value of breast milk, the duration of breastfeeding is of great importance. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF suggest exclusive breastfeeding from birth through the first 6 months and continue breastfeeding up to two years. In this study, it is aimed to determine the factors that effect the duration of breasfeeding.