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The association of maternal overweight and obesity with breastfeeding duration.
J Pediatr 2006; 149(2):185-91JPed

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine whether maternal prepregnancy overweight or obesity has an independent effect on breastfeeding duration.

STUDY DESIGN

A prospective birth cohort study of 1803 live-born children and their mothers ascertained through antenatal clinics at the major tertiary obstetric hospital in Perth, Australia, were followed until 3 years of age. Unconditional logistic, Cox regression, and Kaplan Meier analyses were used to model the association between maternal prepregnancy overweight and obesity and the duration of predominant or any breastfeeding allowing for adjustment of confounders (infant factors: gender, birth weight, gestational age, age solids introduced, and older siblings; maternal factors: smoking, education, age, race, marital status, pregnancy and birth complications, cesarean section, and socioeconomic status).

RESULTS

Overweight and obese women were more likely to have discontinued breastfeeding at any time before 6 months than normal weight women (P < .0005) following adjustment for potential confounders.

CONCLUSION

We have shown that prepregnancy body mass index is associated with reduced breastfeeding duration, and that mothers who are overweight or obese before pregnancy tend to breastfeed their infants for a shorter duration than normal weight mothers independent of maternal socioeconomic and demographic characteristics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia. wendyo@ichr.uwa.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16887431

Citation

Oddy, Wendy Hazel, et al. "The Association of Maternal Overweight and Obesity With Breastfeeding Duration." The Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 149, no. 2, 2006, pp. 185-91.
Oddy WH, Li J, Landsborough L, et al. The association of maternal overweight and obesity with breastfeeding duration. J Pediatr. 2006;149(2):185-91.
Oddy, W. H., Li, J., Landsborough, L., Kendall, G. E., Henderson, S., & Downie, J. (2006). The association of maternal overweight and obesity with breastfeeding duration. The Journal of Pediatrics, 149(2), pp. 185-91.
Oddy WH, et al. The Association of Maternal Overweight and Obesity With Breastfeeding Duration. J Pediatr. 2006;149(2):185-91. PubMed PMID: 16887431.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The association of maternal overweight and obesity with breastfeeding duration. AU - Oddy,Wendy Hazel, AU - Li,Jianghong, AU - Landsborough,Linda, AU - Kendall,Garth Edward, AU - Henderson,Saras, AU - Downie,Jill, PY - 2005/09/19/received PY - 2006/02/14/revised PY - 2006/04/04/accepted PY - 2006/8/5/pubmed PY - 2006/9/8/medline PY - 2006/8/5/entrez SP - 185 EP - 91 JF - The Journal of pediatrics JO - J. Pediatr. VL - 149 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine whether maternal prepregnancy overweight or obesity has an independent effect on breastfeeding duration. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective birth cohort study of 1803 live-born children and their mothers ascertained through antenatal clinics at the major tertiary obstetric hospital in Perth, Australia, were followed until 3 years of age. Unconditional logistic, Cox regression, and Kaplan Meier analyses were used to model the association between maternal prepregnancy overweight and obesity and the duration of predominant or any breastfeeding allowing for adjustment of confounders (infant factors: gender, birth weight, gestational age, age solids introduced, and older siblings; maternal factors: smoking, education, age, race, marital status, pregnancy and birth complications, cesarean section, and socioeconomic status). RESULTS: Overweight and obese women were more likely to have discontinued breastfeeding at any time before 6 months than normal weight women (P < .0005) following adjustment for potential confounders. CONCLUSION: We have shown that prepregnancy body mass index is associated with reduced breastfeeding duration, and that mothers who are overweight or obese before pregnancy tend to breastfeed their infants for a shorter duration than normal weight mothers independent of maternal socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. SN - 0022-3476 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16887431/The_association_of_maternal_overweight_and_obesity_with_breastfeeding_duration_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0022-3476(06)00274-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -