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Is There a Relationship between Breastfeeding Status and Life Style Changes, Eating Behaviors, Attitudes, and Orthorexia Nervosa tendencies of Mothers? A Web Based Study
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  • Tuba FENERCIOGLU EKEN,
  • Duygu AYHAN BASER,
  • İsmail KASIM,
  • İrfan SENCAN,
  • Adem ÖZKARA
Tuba FENERCIOGLU EKEN
Health Science University, Ankara City Hospital
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Duygu AYHAN BASER
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
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İsmail KASIM
Health Science University, Ankara City Hospital
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İrfan SENCAN
Ankara City Hospital
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Adem ÖZKARA
Ankara City Hospital
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Abstract

Objective: It was aimed to compare the breastfeeding status and healthy life style changes, eating behaviors, attitudes, and orthorectic tendencies of mothers. Materials and Methods: All volunteered mothers who have a child between the ages of 0 and 2 were included in this cross-sectional study. 514 individuals were included. Five parted questionnaire and “ORTO-11” test and “Eating Attitude Test” was used. Results: A statistically significant relationship was found between breastfeeding status and working status and professions of mothers. Mothers who did not breastfeed, skipped main meal more frequently, and smoking and occasional alcohol consumption was higher. The mean score of the participants on the ORTO-11 scale was 25.09 ± 4.80, EAT-40 scale mean score was 18.80 ± 10.42. High risk in eating attitudes was found in 12.0% of all participants. It was observed that mothers who did not breastfeed were mostly in high risk group in terms of eating attitude. Conclusion: Mothers who did not breastfeed were mostly in high risk group in terms of eating attitude compared to breastfeeding mothers. It is of great importance that healthcare professionals organize trainings for increasing the general level of knowledge of mothers and provide healthy living and breastfeeding counseling.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

23 Nov 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
24 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
24 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
27 Dec 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
05 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
07 Jan 20211st Revision Received
08 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
08 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
08 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
18 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Accept