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Perinatal factors influencing infant feeding practices at birth: the Bedouin Infant Feeding Study.
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PMID:  2052479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bedouin Arab women delivering newborns at Soroka Medical Center, Israel, during 1 year were interviewed in hospital to determine the factors influencing infant feeding practices at birth. Eighty-six per cent breastfed, 11% breast and bottlefed, and 3% bottlefed at birth. Based on a multiple logistic regression analysis, the factors that significantly reduced the odds ratio (OR) of exclusive breastfeeding vs. breast and bottle feeding or bottle feeding at birth include: delivering during the high birth season (OR = 0.49); maternal recall of feeling unwell during pregnancy (OR = 0.59); delivering a low birthweight newborn (OR = 0.10); a newborn diagnosed with major malformations (OR = 0.30) or with major illnesses (OR = 0.32); and delivering by Caesarean section (OR = 0.09). In contrast, multiparae experienced an increased odds (OR = 1.67) of breastfeeding. Among primiparae, the factors that significantly reduced the odds of exclusive breastfeeding include: delivering during the high birth season (OR = 0.47); delivering a low birthweight newborn (OR = 0.12); and delivering by Caesarean section (OR = 0.18). Mothers of high-risk neonates and those who deliver by Caesarean section need to be educated about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding. Young primiparae are a challenge and require qualitative and quantitative research into the reasons precluding exclusive breastfeeding.
M R Forman; H W Berendest; G Lewando-Hundt; B Sarov; L Naggan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0269-5022     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-25     Completed Date:  1991-07-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709766     Medline TA:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  168-80     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
Cancer Prevention Studies Branch, CPRP, DCPC, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Infant Care
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Infant, Newborn
Mothers / psychology

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