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Breast-feeding and respiratory syncytial virus infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6775754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The pattern of breast-feeding in 127 infants admitted to hospital with respiratory syncytial virus infection was compared with that in 503 age-matched controls. Thirty per cent of children with infection had been breast-fed compared with 49% of controls. The approximate relative risk of being admitted to hospital with respiratory syncytial virus infection if not breast-fed was 2.2. Several other factors were also considered, including an assessment of maternal care and home environment; the mother's age, marital state, and smoking habits; the number of siblings; and gestation. Adverse factors were all associated with an increased risk of admission with infection, but breast-feeding still appeared to provide protection after controlling for these other factors in turn. These findings provide further support for encouraging mothers to breast-feed their infants and should prompt further studies into the immune status of mothers and into the nature of the protective factors in their breast milk.
Authors:
C R Pullan; G L Toms; A J Martin; P S Gardner; J K Webb; D R Appleton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  281     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1980 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-26     Completed Date:  1981-01-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1034-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Breast Feeding*
Child Care
Enteral Nutrition
Humans
Infant
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses
Respirovirus Infections / etiology*,  prevention & control
Risk
Time Factors
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