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Influences on breastfeeding in southeast England.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9116426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Factors associated with not exclusively breastfeeding at discharge from the obstetric hospital and with duration of breastfeeding were examined in 700 randomly sampled infants. Obstetric records were examined in 97.7% of the subjects and 73.0% of subject families were interviewed. There were 444 (66.5%) infants exclusively breastfed at discharge from the obstetric hospital. Factors associated with not exclusively breastfeeding at discharge from the obstetric hospital after adjusting for potential confounders were: mother leaving school aged less than 18 years, mother not attending antenatal classes and the use of a dummy in the 2 weeks before the interview. Bed sharing practice in the 2 weeks before the interview was associated with exclusively breastfeeding at discharge from the obstetric hospital. Factors associated with a shorter duration of breastfeeding were: mother leaving school before 18 years of age, smoking 20 or more cigarettes per day and use of a dummy. Dummy use may causally reduce breastfeeding or might be a marker for breastfeeding difficulties. There was a dose-response relationship with smoking, with heavier smokers breastfeeding for the shortest time periods. Bed sharing was associated with a longer duration of breastfeeding. This may not necessarily be a causal relationship because breastfeeding may promote bed sharing. The effect of dummy use and bed sharing on breastfeeding warrants further study.
Authors:
M S Clements; E A Mitchell; S P Wright; A Esmail; D R Jones; R P Ford
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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:  86     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-18     Completed Date:  1997-04-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Breast Feeding*
Child, Preschool
England
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Hospitals, Maternity
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Mothers* / education,  psychology
Questionnaires
Rooming-in Care
Smoking / adverse effects
Socioeconomic Factors
Survival Analysis
Time Factors

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