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Variations in breastfeeding rates for very preterm infants between regions and neonatal units in Europe: results from the MOSAIC cohort.
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PMID:  20538713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objectives To compare breastfeeding rates at discharge for very preterm infants between European regions and neonatal units, and to identify characteristics associated with breast feeding using multilevel models. Methods Population-based cohort of 3006 very preterm births (22-31 weeks of gestation) discharged home from neonatal units in eight European regions in 2003. Results Breastfeeding rates varied from 19% in Burgundy to 70% in Lazio, and were correlated with national rates in the entire newborn population. Women were more likely to breast feed if they were older, primiparous and European; more premature, smaller and multiple babies or those with bronchopulmonary dysplasia were breast fed less. Variations across regions and neonatal units remained statistically significant after adjusting for maternal, infant and unit characteristics. Conclusion It is possible to achieve high breastfeeding rates for very preterm infants, but rates varied widely across regions and neonatal units throughout Europe.
Mercedes Bonet; Béatrice Blondel; Rocco Agostino; Evelyne Combier; Rolf F Maier; Marina Cuttini; Babak Khoshnood; Jennifer Zeitlin;
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1468-2052     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F450-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
INSERM U953, Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal Health and Women's and Infants' Health, 16 Avenue Paul-Vaillant Couturier, 94807 Villejuif, France;
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