Yoghurt is the first choice of mothers in supplementary food

H held in April every year “Footprints of the Future – First 1000 Days Summit”

The fourth was held at Point Hotel Barbaros on 10 April 2019 this year. Following the opening speeches of Şebnem Öğredik Çavuşoğlu, Head of the Agency of Dreams Factory at the Summit, Child Health and Diseases and Newborn Specialist Professor. Dr. In the scientific session moderated by İlknur Kılıç, “the importance of vaccination and why should we get vaccinated” subject and Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Dr. Emrah Kol informed the participants about pregnancy follow-up and preparation for delivery. In addition, the date of the next summit was announced to the participants. “5th Future Footprints – First 1000 Days Summit” will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 next year.


Held since 2016 “Footprints of the Future – First 1000 Days Summit”, for the 4th time “First 1000 Days Research” was performed. The research completed online between 6-8 April 2019; The representative of Turkey, joined her mother in ABC1C2 belonging to socio-economic segments. In the study, the participants were asked questions about what factors they care about in their baby’s development and the first 1000 days.

Awareness of the concept of the first 1000 days 43 percent

In the study carried out for the fourth time this year, the participants were asked if they knew the concept of the first 1000 days. In line with the answers received, it was determined that 43 percent of the participant mothers had knowledge about the concept of the first 1000 days.

4 out of 10 mothers breastfeed their babies between 19-24 months

With the fact that breast milk is the most important factor for baby development, there is almost none of the surveyed mothers who never breastfeed their baby (except 1 percent). According to the survey results, it is the most preferred period for mothers to breastfeed their babies between 19-24 months with a rate of 37 percent. In other ratios, it is seen that 23 percent of mothers prefer breastfeeding their babies for 7-12 months, while those who prefer breastfeeding their babies for 13-18 months have a rate of 15 percent between 4-6 months and between 22 and 4-6 months. the rate of mothers who are considering breastfeeding or breastfeeding turned out to be 11 percent. When the mothers were asked how much they want to breastfeed their babies as long as they have milk, the answers were as follows; While 44 percent of the mothers stated that they wanted to breastfeed between 19-24 months, 21 percent stated that they wanted to breastfeed between 13-18 months and 13 percent between 7-12 months.


BLW method is unknown enough

It was revealed that 73 percent of the mothers participating in the study did not know the BLW method. While switching to supplementary food, the rate of mothers who used the traditional method was 76 percent, while the rate of the mothers who used both methods was 19 percent and the rate of those who preferred BLW was 5 percent.

The first choice of mothers in supplementary food is yogurt

When mothers were asked what additional foods they prefer their babies with or after breastfeeding, 29 percent of mothers preferred yogurt while 26 percent preferred fruit. Apart from that, soup (19 percent), vegetable puree (15 percent), baby and biscuit food (11 percent) were among the additional foods preferred by mothers.


The majority of mothers care about the vaccine

Mothers care about the vaccine, one of the most important factors for their baby’s health (97 percent). While this rate was 92 percent in the research conducted last year, it is seen that the rate increased as a result of this year’s research.

He stated that 53% of the parents checked the vaccines when they asked the mothers who thought that it was necessary to have their babies vaccinated. While 36 percent of the remainder followed their babies’ vaccinations from pediatricians, 6 percent said that they followed them. The rate of mothers who follow the baby vaccinations by other methods (internet and applications) is 5 percent.

First 1000 days advice from doctors

76 percent of the participants get the necessary advice from their doctor in the first 1000 days. 13 percent of the rest receive support from their mother or mother-in-law, while 11 percent benefit from friends, the environment and the internet.

At the same time, 30 percent of the mothers participating in the study stated that they breastfeed their babies, 28 percent shaking, 26 percent said they slept on their own.

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