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., ...More

ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA, vol.114, no.6, pp.514-523, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5546/aap.2016.eng.514
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.514-523

Abstract

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.