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Use of baby carriers to increase breastfeeding duration among term-infants: the effects of an educational intervention in Italy.
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PMID:  22734604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aim:  To investigate if the use of baby carriers by term infants during the first month of life is associated with increased rates of breastfeeding. Methods:  Prospective cohort study. Two hundred mothers with healthy term infants were assigned to receive either a baby carrier and some accurate information and training about the use thereof or only information about breastfeeding. Study groups were followed by phone interviews. Results:  Out of the 100 mothers to whom baby carriers were provided, 69 utilized it for at least 1 hour per day during the first month of life, whilst 31 did not use it at all. While breastfeeding rates were similar in both intervention and control groups at discharge from the maternity ward, mothers in the intervention group scored significantly higher with their infants at two (72% vs 51%) and at five months of age (48% vs 24%), respectively. The intervention group infants were breast fed significantly more frequently than those of the control group. Conclusions:  Our finding seem to suggest that the use of baby carriers in healthy term infants during their first month is associated with increased breastfeeding duration. © 2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © 2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Alfredo Pisacane; Paola Continisio; Grazia Isabella Continisio; Cristina Filosa; Valeria Tagliamonte
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © 2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Dipartimento di Pediatria Università Federico II Napoli Italia.
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