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Relationship of breast feeding versus bottle feeding with emergency room visits and hospitalization for infectious diseases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6819144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Breast-feeding habits of 480 Jewish infants visiting a pediatric emergency room (ER) with infectious diseases were compared to those of 502 healthy infants visiting maternal-child health centers (MCH). (These centers are attended by almost 100% of the Jewish infant population.) Among infants under 5 months of age with acute gastroenteritis and upper respiratory infections, breast feeding was significantly less prevalent than among age-matched infants in the MCH group (22.6%, 18.5% and 53.4% respectively, P less than 0.0001). Infants with acute otitis media and lower respiratory tract infections showed the same trend although the numbers were small. A very short breast-feeding period of 2 weeks or less was more prevalent among the ER group and was associated with increased hospitalization rate. These data emphasize the importance of breast milk in reduction of ER visiting and hospitalization rate.
Breastfeeding habits of 480 Jewish infants visiting a pediatric emergency room (ER) with infectious diseases were compared to those of 502 healthy infants visiting maternal-child health centers (MCH; these centers are attended by almost 100% of the Jewish infant population). Among infants under 5 months of age with acute gastroenteritis and upper respiratory infections, breastfeeding was significantly less prevalent than among age-matched infants in the MCH group (22.6%, 18.5%, and 53.4% respectively, P0.0001). Infants with acute otitis media and lower respiratory tract infections showed the same trend although the numbers were small. A very short breastfeeding period of 2 weeks or less was more prevalent among the ER group and was associated with increased rates of hospitalization. These data emphasize the importance of breastmilk in reduction of ER visitation and hospitalization rates.
Authors:
R Dagan; H Pridan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-15     Completed Date:  1983-04-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-4     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bottle Feeding*
Breast Feeding*
Emergency Service, Hospital
Hospitalization*
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Infection / epidemiology*
Infection Control
Israel
Maternal-Child Health Centers

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