The effect of prenatal and postnatal education on exclusive breastfeeding rates

Vural F., VURAL B.

MINERVA PEDIATRICA, cilt.69, ss.22-29, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 69 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.23736/s0026-4946.16.04183-9
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.22-29


BACKGROUND: Despite the benefits of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates remain low globally. Breastfeeding support has increased the initiation and duration of breastfeeding, but the optimal timing, support, and roles of antenatal and postnatal interventions are unclear. This prospective study aimed to investigate whether the addition of individual postnatal support to antenatal group counseling improved the rates of EBF until six months postpartum.