Factors associated with breastfeeding at discharge and duration of breastfeeding

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Title Factors associated with breastfeeding at discharge and duration of breastfeeding
Author Scott, JA; Gowans, Margot; Hughes, Roger Michael; Binns, CW
Journal Name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Year Published 2001
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Abstract Objective: To identify determinants of the initiation and duration of breastfeeding amongst Australian women. Methods: A prospective cohort study of 556 women in Perth, Western Australia and 503 women from the Darling Downs area, Queensland, Australia. Results: Breastfeeding at discharge was most strongly associated with perceived paternal support of breastfeeding with an adjusted odds ratio of 9.13 (95% CI 4.8317.26), using multivariate logistic regression analysis. Duration of breastfeeding was most strongly associated with the length of time a mother intended to breastfeed with an adjusted relative risk of 4.18 (95% CI 2.816.22) for e 4 months relative to < 4 months. Conclusions: Interventions which aim to increase the length of time a woman intends to breastfeed, and which highlight the role of the father in successful breastfeeding, are recommended to help achieve recommended targets for breastfeeding initiation and duration.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1440-1754.2001.00646.x
Alternative URI http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1046%2Fj.1440-1754.2001.00646.x
Copyright Statement Copyright 2001 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]
Volume 37
Page from 254
Page to 261
ISSN 1034-4810
Date Accessioned 2002-04-15
Language en_AU
Subject Nutrition and Dietetics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/3822
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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