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Exclusive breastfeeding rates and associated factors in Swiss baby-friendly hospitals.
J Hum Lact 2004; 20(1):9-17JH

Abstract

Monitoring of infant feeding and related health care practices was introduced in all 28 Swiss Baby-Friendly Hospitals to assess exclusive breastfeeding rates and potentially associated factors. Data on 5790 neonates were collected in 1999, and rates of exclusive breastfeeding in different health facilities were calculated. Odds ratios were calculated to estimate the effects of different determinants on exclusive breastfeeding rates. Of all infants, 97% were initially breastfed, but only 38% were exclusively breast milk fed in Baby-Friendly maternity wards, and proportions varied from 8% to 85% among hospitals. The strongest determinants for exclusive breastfeeding were health facility factors. Furthermore, exclusive breastfeeding rates significantly increased with every month of monitoring duration. The findings suggest that the introduction of continuous monitoring of infant nutrition and related health care practices might have a positive effect on breastfeeding management in health facilities.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14974696

Citation

Merten, Sonja, and Ursula Ackermann-Liebrich. "Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates and Associated Factors in Swiss Baby-friendly Hospitals." Journal of Human Lactation : Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, vol. 20, no. 1, 2004, pp. 9-17.
Merten S, Ackermann-Liebrich U. Exclusive breastfeeding rates and associated factors in Swiss baby-friendly hospitals. J Hum Lact. 2004;20(1):9-17.
Merten, S., & Ackermann-Liebrich, U. (2004). Exclusive breastfeeding rates and associated factors in Swiss baby-friendly hospitals. Journal of Human Lactation : Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 20(1), pp. 9-17.
Merten S, Ackermann-Liebrich U. Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates and Associated Factors in Swiss Baby-friendly Hospitals. J Hum Lact. 2004;20(1):9-17. PubMed PMID: 14974696.
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