Knowledge level, attitude and own experience of health professionals about breastfeeding and breast milk in a city of Turkey: Cross-sectional study

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Artantas A. B. , KAYHAN TETİK B., Kilic M., Eray I. K. , Cetin N., Guney S., ...Daha Fazla

ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA, cilt.114, sa.6, ss.514-523, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 114 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5546/aap.2016.eng.514
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.514-523


Introduction: Worldwide consensus about breastfeeding is that the infant should exclusively be breastfed until six months of life. Despite this, the rate of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of age is low in so many countries including Turkey. The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, the attitudes and the own experiences of health professionals about breastfeeding and breast milk, in a metropolitan city in Turkey.