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Determinants of breastfeeding initiation in Xinjiang, PR China, 2003-2004.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17429916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIM: To identify the prevalence of breastfeeding initiation and the determinants of the breastfeeding initiation in Xinjiang, PR China, 2003-2004. METHODS: A cohort study of infant feeding practices was undertaken in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, PR China. A total 1219 mothers were randomly recruited in five hospitals or institutes located in urban and rural areas during 2003 and 2004. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to explore factors associated with breastfeeding initiation. RESULTS: Before discharge from hospital, 92.2% of the mothers were breastfeeding including 66.2% who were exclusively breastfed. A total of 88 mothers (7.8%) were not breastfeeding on discharge from hospital. Breastfeeding before discharge was positively associated giving breastmilk as the first feed (OR 4.05, CI 1.30-12.65) feeding on demand (OR 4.33, CI 1.69-11.08), when the mother felt she had been given enough information about breastfeeding, belonging to a minority ethnic group (OR 3.13, CI 1.21-5.05) and giving birth in spring or summer. CONCLUSIONS: This study has documented breastfeeding initiation rate and associated factors with it in Xinjiang, PR China.
Authors:
Fenglian Xu; Colin Binns; Ping Yu; Yi Bai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-12     Completed Date:  2007-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Medical College of Shihezi University, Xinjiang 832002, PR China.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Asian Continental Ancestry Group / psychology*
Breast Feeding / ethnology,  psychology*,  statistics & numerical data*
China
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Maternal Behavior / ethnology,  psychology
Minority Groups / psychology*
Mothers / psychology*
Questionnaires
Socioeconomic Factors

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