Improving Exclusive Breastfeeding Behavior of Primipara Mothers With Lactation Education and Individualized Counseling Intervention

Aylyyewa G., Topatan S.

CLINICAL LACTATION, vol.13, no.2, pp.112-120, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1891/cl-2021-0022
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.112-120
  • Keywords: lactation education, lactation counseling, exclusive breastfeeding, primipara mother, 1ST-TIME MOTHERS, SELF-EFFICACY, INITIATION, DURATION
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: New mothers often need support to establish and maintain breastfeeding, and they may find it difficult to access breastfeeding resources locally. Therefore, postpartum lactation education and counseling of primipara mothers were given by integrating into their routine follow-ups in the family health center. This study was conducted to determine the effect of lactation education and individual counseling intervention integrated into the routine follow-up visits of primipara mothers in family health centers on exclusive breastfeeding rates and breastfeeding behaviors during the first 6 months postpartum.