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Maternal hospital experiences associated with breastfeeding at 6 months in a northern California county.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20484659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective cohort study of infant-feeding practices at 6 months of age was conducted for 382 breastfed infants in a semirural northern California county. The authors hypothesized that almost exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months would be related to maternal experiences in the hospital. Multiple logistic regression analysis, controlling for maternal age and education, found that almost exclusive breastfeeding at 6 months was positively associated with receiving a telephone number for breastfeeding help from the hospital (odds ratio, 6.45; 95% confidence interval, 1.23-33.9), use of a breast pump in the first 6 months (odds ratio, 2.19; 95% confidence interval, 1.01-4.76), and gestational age (odds ratio, 2.26; 95% confidence interval, 1.08-4.71 for a 4-week age difference), whereas formula supplementation at the hospital had a negative association (odds ratio, 0.27; 95% confidence interval, 0.13-0.56). Making postpartum breastfeeding support easily accessible and offering breast pumps at low or no cost may help to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates in this county.
Haydee A Dabritz; Bette G Hinton; Jan Babb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-05-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1552-5732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-06     Completed Date:  2010-11-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-85     Citation Subset:  N    
California Department of Public Health, Infant Botulism Treatment and Prevention Program, Richmond, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding / epidemiology,  psychology*
California / epidemiology
Cohort Studies
Confidence Intervals
Educational Status
Gestational Age
Hospitals, Maternity / statistics & numerical data*
Infant, Newborn
Logistic Models
Maternal Age
Mothers / psychology*
Odds Ratio
Retrospective Studies
Social Support*
Time Factors

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