Document Detail

Predictors of breastfeeding and breastmilk feeding among very low birth weight infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20807105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Objective: This study investigated associations between maternal and infant factors and breastfeeding practices in infants born <30 weeks gestation in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Study Design: This study was a retrospective cohort. Mother and infant characteristics were investigated for associations with breastfeeding outcomes using multivariate logistic regression. Results: Seventy-eight percent of infants initiated breastmilk feedings, 48% of those continued to have breastmilk at discharge, and 52% were breastfed in the hospital. The average duration of breastmilk feedings was 43 days. Mothers who were married and had a multiple-infant birth were more likely to initiate breastmilk feeds, African American mothers and younger mothers had less success with maintaining breastmilk feeds until hospital discharge, and African American mothers and mothers of lower socioeconomic status were less likely to participate in direct breastfeeding in the NICU. Conclusions: Infant factors, such as birth weight and gestational age, were not associated with breastfeeding behaviors. Mothers can succeed with breastfeeding the premature infant. By understanding what maternal groups are at risk for breastfeeding failure, targeted interventions in the NICU can be implemented.
Roberta G Pineda
Related Documents :
16236625 - Feeding upon awakening in breastfeeding and bottlefeeding mothers does not affect the a...
3956805 - The effects of breastfeeding and pace of childbearing on mortality at early ages.
20658895 - Breastfeeding rates among mothers of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.
11581475 - Exclusive breastfeeding reduces acute respiratory infection and diarrhea deaths among i...
24597585 - Screening for symptoms of postpartum traumatic stress in a sample of mothers with prete...
18385445 - Endocrine antecedents of polycystic ovary syndrome in fetal and infant prenatally andro...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1556-8342     ISO Abbreviation:  Breastfeed Med     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101260777     Medline TA:  Breastfeed Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
St. Louis Children's Hospital , St. Louis, Missouri.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Nipple shields: a review of the literature.
Next Document:  Discontinuation syndrome in newborns whose mothers took antidepressants while pregnant or breastfeed...