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Original Research

How effective is the duration of breastfeeding on monosymptomatic enuresis nocturna?


1  Balıklıgöl Government Hospital, Urology Clinic, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
2 Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, İstanbul, Turkey
3 Mehmet Akif İnan Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship and duration of breastfeeding in monosymptomatic enuresis nocturna.

Material and Methods: 150 children, 78 of whom were diagnosed with enuresis nocturna and 72 of whom were in the control group, who ap-plied to our urology clinic between July 2020 and September 2020, were included in the study. The duration of breastfeeding, the number of children at home, formula feeding, parent education, and passive smoking were asked.

Results: The mean age of 150 patients includ-ed in the study was 7.6 (5-10 years). The enuresis group consisted of 36 girls and 42 boys, while the control group consisted of 36 girls and 36 boys. In comparison, the number of household mem-bers was 7(3-10) in the enuresis group, 5(4-8) in the control group. There was a significant differ-ence between both groups (p=0.008). When the duration of breastfeeding was evaluated, the sig-nificant difference between the enuresis group and the control group was found to be 18 months (p=0.016). There was no difference between the formula and feeding enuresis group and the con-trol group (p=0.599). There was no difference be-tween the two groups in terms of passive smoking and parental education.

Conclusion: One of the most common disor-ders in childhood is enuresis nocturna. Continu-ing with age has many negative effects on the child. Our study observed that the incidence of enuresis decreased if breastfeeding was continued for more than 18 months. Readily available breastfeeding positively affects enuresis nocturna, similar to its effect on many aspects of childhood development.

Keywords: Enuresis nocturna, breastfeeding, nutrition.


ABSTRACT

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship and duration of breastfeeding in monosymptomatic enuresis nocturna.

Material and Methods: 150 children, 78 of whom were diagnosed with enuresis nocturna and 72 of whom were in the control group, who ap-plied to our urology clinic between July 2020 and September 2020, were included in the study. The duration of breastfeeding, the number of children at home, formula feeding, parent education, and passive smoking were asked.

Results: The mean age of 150 patients includ-ed in the study was 7.6 (5-10 years). The enuresis group consisted of 36 girls and 42 boys, while the control group consisted of 36 girls and 36 boys. In comparison, the number of household mem-bers was 7(3-10) in the enuresis group, 5(4-8) in the control group. There was a significant differ-ence between both groups (p=0.008). When the duration of breastfeeding was evaluated, the sig-nificant difference between the enuresis group and the control group was found to be 18 months (p=0.016). There was no difference between the formula and feeding enuresis group and the con-trol group (p=0.599). There was no difference be-tween the two groups in terms of passive smoking and parental education.

Conclusion: One of the most common disor-ders in childhood is enuresis nocturna. Continu-ing with age has many negative effects on the child. Our study observed that the incidence of enuresis decreased if breastfeeding was continued for more than 18 months. Readily available breastfeeding positively affects enuresis nocturna, similar to its effect on many aspects of childhood development.

Keywords: Enuresis nocturna, breastfeeding, nutrition.

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