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Ear infection and infant feeding practices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2807475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Feeding practices were studied in 128 infants aged 18 months and below with middle ear infection, belonging to the low socio-economic group. By the age of one year, 117 (91.4%) had acquired the infection. At the onset of the first episode, 105 (82.0%) were breast-fed, 42 not receiving any other milk. There were no differences in the feeding practices between infants who had single and those who had multiple episodes. Ninety-six infants were being given water by spoon or bottle and 42, semisolids by spoon. Among the 105 breast-fed infants, in 93 (88.6%), the infants' heads were often flat during feeding. In contrast, in the 86 infants on 'top' feeds 53 (61.6%) of the mothers said that they kept the infants' head raised during feeding. The difference was significant (x2 = 53.18, P less than 0.001). Mothers should avoid feeding infants with the latter's head flat, although the former may adopt any comfortable position.
I Narayanan; S Singh; R Mathur; B K Jain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:    1989 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-12     Completed Date:  1989-12-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-402     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Feeding Behavior*
Infant, Newborn
Otitis Media / etiology*
Otitis Media, Suppurative / etiology*
Socioeconomic Factors

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