The effect of perceived insufficient milk on transition to supplementary food and factors affecting it during the first six months postpartum in Turkey: A cross-sectional study


Küçük E. , Çalık K. Y. , Tayar N.

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2021.2007928
  • Title of Journal : HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

Abstract

The researchers' aims were to determine the effect of perceived insufficient milk supply on the transition to supplementary food and the factors affecting it. This is a cross-sectional design study, we were conducted between April and August 2019 and included 335 mothers and their babies in a baby-friendly hospital in Turkey. It was shown that mothers with perceived insufficient milk switched to supplementary food 6.538 times more frequently (p < 0.05). It was shown that some maternal, lactational, and infant (baby's age) factors affected the perception of insufficient milk (p < 0.05). The perception of insufficient milk is an important factor contributing to the transition to supplementary food.