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Scientific Researches in Health Sciences II

Edited By Fatma Eti Aslan, Gökay Kurtulan and Hayat Yalın

After the COVID pandemic in 2020, the importance of health services was once again understood by the whole world. Scientific research in the field of health services contributes greatly to the development of health services.

In this book, there are a total of 26 chapters in 4 different scientific fields: 6 in nutrition and dietetics, 11 in nursing, 6 in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and 3 in health management.

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Ecenur Özkul and Can Ergün

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An Evaluation of Nutritional Supplement Habits of Mothers and Eating Habits of Children Aged 0-6 Years

Abstract

Objective: The breastfeeding and nutritional supplement habits adopted by mothers after childbirth are significant factors in securing the healthy growth and development of infants. Starting from the postpartum sixth month, additional foods that have the required nutrients should be introduced to the nutrition plan of the infant to ensure a healthy transition to an adult diet.

Materials and Methods: This study examines the breastfeeding period of mothers, the postpartum month supplementary feeding was started, the eating behavior of the children, and the changes in the eating behaviors of the children according to the person in charge of feeding them. The study was conducted between the dates of March 2019 and May 2019 with 401 mothers of children who were in the age range of 0-6 years old.

Results: Among the participants who started complementary feeding before postpartum six months, the average breastfeeding time was found to be 13.45±1.13 months, while among those who started complementary feeding at the postpartum sixth month, the average breastfeeding time was found to be 16.33±0.54 months. The vast majority of the participants (99 %) stated that they continued to breastfeed after the infant was six months of age. In terms of the complementary foods the mothers used, 49.6 % of the mothers started complementary feeding with yoghurt, 34.7 % with pureed vegetables, and 31.7 % with...

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