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      <JournalTitle>The Journal of School and University Medicine</JournalTitle>
      <Volume-Issue>Volume 9, Issue 4</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>October-December 2022</Season>
          <FirstName>Aynur AYTEKIN</FirstName>
          <FirstName>Fatma YILMAZ</FirstName>
      <Abstract>AIMS: This study was carried out to define the support of the grandmother during the breastfeeding process.&#13;
METHODS: This study with descriptive quality was carried out between January and July 2020 with 305 mothers of six-month and younger babies. The data were collected from four Family Health Centers with high population density in Erzincan city center. The data were collected with a questionnaire form created by the researcher. Percentage, mean, independent groups t-test, analysis of variance and Pearson correlation analysis were used to analyze the data.&#13;
RESULTS: It was found that the mean age for the babies of the mothers was 3.57---PlusMinusSymbol---1.97 and the mean time of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) was 2.95---PlusMinusSymbol---2.24. During the breastfeeding process, it was determined that 76.1% of the mothers got support from the grandmothers during the postpartum period, 66.9% got support for breastfeeding, baby care, housework and hosting visitors during the postpartum period, 28.5% were subjected to recommendations such as breastfeeding more often, expressing their milk, resting more, eating lactogenic food to have more breast milk and staying away from stress, 36.1% did not receive any comments on breastfeeding, 56.4% got nutritional advice rather than breast milk, 32.6% was recommended on water, sherbet and 73.8% had recommended complementary food. It was found that the grandmother__ampersandsign#39;s support during the puerperium and their advice and comments during the breastfeeding process were efficient variables upon the EBF period up to the present (p</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Grandma, breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, nursing</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://www.revista-medicina-scolara.ro/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=14291&amp;title=THE EFFECT OF GRANDMOTHER__ampersandsign#39;S SUPPORT UPON BREASTFEEDING PROCESS, IN TURKEY</Abstract>
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