Practices, beliefs attitudes about complementary feeding among Turkish mothers: a qualitative study

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Satı Doğan
Zuhal Emlek Sert
Sevcan Topçu https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6228-1720

Keywords

complementary feeding, nursing, qualitative research

Abstract

In this research the experiences, viewpoints and attitudes of mothers who have babies between 6 to 24 months old, related to transition to complementary feeding are explained. A qualitative investigation design was used. Research was carried out in 7 Family Health Centers (FHC) located in town of Ödemiş. Twenty mothers who had babies between 6 to 24-year old agreed to participate in the study. The experiences, viewpoints and attitudes of mothers having babies between 6 to 24-month old related to complementary feeding were analyzed in line with their knowledge, experiences, resources and cultural themes related to complementary feeding. Most of the mothers stated that they did not completely know the correct timing of complementary feeding; they experienced hard time which food should be given first as complementary foods and what foods should be given on which months and they felt themselves inadequate on this subject.

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