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Lactation duration: influences of human milk replacements and formula samples on women planning postpartum employment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9836159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influences of inhospital administration of breast milk replacements and receipt of formula samples on lactation duration among women planning postpartum employment. DESIGN: Prospective design. SETTING: Telephone interviews conducted prenatally and at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months post-partum. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-nine participants entered the study; 53 completed all scheduled interviews. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Incidence and type of in-hospital human milk replacement, incidence and sources of formula samples, incidence of breastfeeding at 6 weeks postpartum, and duration of lactation. RESULTS: During hospitalization, 19% of infants received formula; the incidence of breastfeeding at 6 weeks and duration of breastfeeding were significantly shorter in these infants compared with infants who were not fed formula. Fifty-nine percent of participants received formula samples from the hospital, 30% received samples from a physician's office, and 51% received samples by mail. Receipt of formula samples by mail was associated with reduced incidence of breastfeeding at 6 weeks and shortened duration of lactation. CONCLUSIONS: Early formula feeding and receipt of formula samples by mail may be barriers to lactation in women employed outside the home.
Authors:
J Chezem; C Friesen; P Montgomery; T Fortman; H Clark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    1998 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-09     Completed Date:  1999-02-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  646-51     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Breast Feeding*
Employment*
Female
Humans
Indiana
Infant
Infant Food*
Infant, Newborn
Lactation*
Maternal-Child Nursing*
Milk, Human*
Mother-Child Relations*
Postpartum Period*
Prospective Studies
Time Factors

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