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Maternal and infant characteristics associated with human milk feeding in very low birth weight infants.
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PMID:  19602575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study identified maternal and infant characteristics predicting human milk (HM) feeding in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants whose mothers (n = 184) participated in a study of lactation counseling and initiated milk expression. Data were collected prospectively, by maternal interview and medical record review. During hospitalization, 159 (86%) infants received at least 50% HM proportion of feedings in the first 2 weeks of life, and 114 (62%) received some HM until the day of hospital discharge. Analysis showed plan to breastfeed was the strongest predictor of initiation and duration of HM feeding. Greater than 12 years of education, respiratory distress syndrome, Apgar score >6, and female gender were significant predictors, and no perinatal hypertensive disorder, white race, and mechanical ventilation were marginal predictors of HM feeding. Women with a high-risk pregnancy should be provided education about the benefits of breastfeeding for infants who are likely to be born prematurely.
Paula M Sisk; Cheryl A Lovelady; Robert G Dillard; Kenneth J Gruber; T Michael O'Shea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-07-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1552-5732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Lact     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-03     Completed Date:  2010-02-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709498     Medline TA:  J Hum Lact     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety / prevention & control*
Breast Feeding / epidemiology,  psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight* / growth & development,  immunology
Milk, Human / physiology*
Mothers / education*,  psychology
Pregnancy, High-Risk
Prospective Studies

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