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Traditional Practices Used By Turkish Mothers in The Care of Their Babies

Acikgoz, A. PhD; Örsal, O. PhD; Örsal, O. BSN; Balc-Alparslan, G. PhDı

Holistic Nursing Practice:
doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000025
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Abstract

This descriptive study was conducted to determine the traditional practices used by 1410 mothers in the care of their babies in Eskisehir, Turkey. The results of the present study suggest that traditional practices, which sometimes may be hazardous or beneficial, are widely used by Turkish mothers. We recommend that families should be informed about the possible hazardous effects of some traditional practices, however the non-hazardous and beneficial practices providing spiritual well-being may be supported. The optimal strategy is to teach mothers this information during the pregnancy period.

Author Information

Nursing Department, Eskisehir Higher School of Health, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey (Drs Acikgoz, Örsal, and Balcı-Alparslan); and Youth Friendly Center, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey (Ms Örsal).

Correspondence: A. Acikgoz, PhD, Nursing Department, Eskisehir Higher School of Health, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Meselik Campus, 26040, Eskisehir, Turkey (ayferacikgoz@munet.com).

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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