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Breastfeeding in preterm and term twins--maternal factors associated with early cessation: a population-based study.
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PMID:  20139377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To investigate the duration of breastfeeding and the impact of maternal factors for cessation of breastfeeding in twin infants, the authors undertook a population-based cohort study. Breastfeeding data obtained from Child Health Centres were matched with data on infant and maternal demographics from Swedish national registers. A total of 1.657 twins were included, of whom 695 were born preterm. Breastfeeding frequencies in preterm twins were 79% at 2 months, 58% at 4 months, 39% at 6 months, 14% at 9 months, and 6% at 12 months. In term twins, the corresponding frequencies were 84%, 63%, 45%, 18%, and 6%, respectively. In both preterm and term mothers, mothers who had a lower educational level or smoked at first antenatal care visit were subject to earlier cessation of breastfeeding by 6 months of age. In addition, in mothers of term infants, mothers who were < 23 years old or primiparous had a higher risk for cessation of breastfeeding before 6 months. Thus, mothers of twins have a good potential to breastfeed, but additional support is needed for those more susceptible to early cessation of breastfeeding.
Asa Ostlund; Maria Nordström; Fiona Dykes; Renée Flacking
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-02-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1552-5732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-06     Completed Date:  2010-11-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-41; quiz 327-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Neonatal Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Falun Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Breast Feeding / epidemiology*,  psychology*
Cohort Studies
Educational Status
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Mothers / psychology*
Sweden / epidemiology
Time Factors

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