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Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding 2 to 4 weeks following discharge from a large, urban, academic medical center striving for baby-friendly designation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22211057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Substantial evidence documents the superiority of breastfeeding for mothers and breastmilk for babies. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Healthy People 2010 initiative promote breastfeeding, current breastfeeding rates often fall short of recommendations. This study determined factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding 2 to 4 weeks following discharge from a large, urban, academic medical center striving for Baby-Friendly designation. Results indicated that mothers who breastfed within the first hour of birth (61%) were significantly more likely to be exclusively breastfeeding 2 to 4 weeks after discharge. Incorporating care practices that include a number of the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding," as recommended by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, may increase the duration of exclusive breastfeeding after discharge.
Authors:
Eileen Difrisco; Karen E Goodman; Wendy C Budin; Marge W Lilienthal; Aviva Kleinman; Barbara Holmes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal education     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1548-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Educ     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-02     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301158     Medline TA:  J Perinat Educ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-35     Citation Subset:  -    
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