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2006-07 north metropolitan Perth breastfeeding cohort study: how long are mothers breastfeeding?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20879656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Information about local breastfeeding rates and predictors of breastfeeding outcomes can assist with improving health planning and community support. Longitudinal infant feeding data were collected during scheduled contacts with a Community Child Health Nurse and a telephone survey at 6 months for 3828 infants in Perth, Western Australia. Breastfeeding rates were below recommended targets. Regression analyses identified several significant protective and risk predictors of breastfeeding outcomes. Factors that increased the likelihood of use of artificial baby milk in hospital were low birth weight, multiple births, private hospital, primiparity and mother of Asian ethnicity. At 6 months, factors that reduced the likelihood of breastfeeding were young mother, no tertiary education, multiple births, use of artiicial baby milk in hospital, low birth weight and mother seeking postnatal professional breastfeeding advice within 14 days. A strong commitment by health leaders and professionals is required across the continuum of care to provide timely and consistent support to maintain breastfeeding.
Karen A Forde; Laura J Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breastfeeding review : professional publication of the Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0729-2759     ISO Abbreviation:  Breastfeed Rev     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-30     Completed Date:  2010-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9616903     Medline TA:  Breastfeed Rev     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-24     Citation Subset:  K    
child and Adolescent Community Health, Child and Adolescent Health Service, Western Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding / epidemiology,  statistics & numerical data*
Cohort Studies
Educational Status
Infant Formula / administration & dosage
Infant, Newborn
Likelihood Functions
Maternal Age
Mothers / education,  psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Risk Factors
Time Factors
Western Australia
Young Adult

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