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Factors Affecting Exclusive Breastfeeding during the First Six Months in Korea.
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PMID:  23110585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To identify the status of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in Korea and analyze the factors affecting exclusive breastfeeding at six months of age. METHOD: This study was based on data obtained from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) IV, conducted from January 2007 to December 2008. A total of 404 mother-infant pairs were recruited. In this study, exclusive breastfeeding was defined according to the criteria established by the World Health Organization (WHO). RESULT: The rate of EBF was 60.9% for one month, 55.0% for three months, 35.4% for six months, 3.7% for nine months and 1.2% for twelve months after birth. According to a stepwise logistic regression analysis, factors that were positively associated with EBF at six months were younger maternal age (OR=0.85, 95% CI 0.79-0.92), higher maternal education level (OR=2.29, 95% CI 1.17-4.46) and living in a capital area (OR=2.64, 95% CI 1.46-4.75). CONCLUSION: The rate of EBF in Korea is still suboptimal. To promote EBF, persistent and systematic education and campaigns for breastfeeding should be provided, particularly in vulnerable areas.
Authors:
Myo Jing Kim; Yu-Mi Kim; Jae-Ho Yoo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1442-200X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Int     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886002     Medline TA:  Pediatr Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Pediatrics International © 2012 Japan Pediatric Society.
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
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