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Kangaroo care and breastfeeding of mother-preterm infant dyads 0-18 months: a randomized, controlled trial.
Neonatal Netw. 2008 May-Jun; 27(3):151-9.NN

Abstract

PURPOSE

To determine the effects of kangaroo care (KC) (skin-to-skin contact) on breastfeeding status in mother-preterm infant dyads from postpartum through 18 months.

DESIGN

Randomized, controlled trial. The control group received standard nursery care; in the intervention group, unlimited KC was encouraged.

SAMPLE

A subsample of 66 mothers and their preterm infants (32-36 completed weeks gestation, 1,300-3,000 g, 5 minute Apgar > or = 6) who intended to breastfeed.

MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLES

Breastfeeding status at hospital discharge and at 1.5, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months as measured by the Index of Breastfeeding Status.

RESULTS

KC dyads, compared to control dyads, breastfed significantly longer (5.08 months vs 2.05 months), p = .003. KC dyads also breastfed more exclusively at each measurement, p = .047. More KC dyads than control dyads breastfed at full exclusivity (100 percent breast milk, index of breastfeeding status levels 1 or 2) at discharge and at 1.5, 3, and 6 months. Mean KC contact per day was 4.47 hours.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. sjhake@juno.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18557262

Citation

Hake-Brooks, Sara J., and Gene Cranston Anderson. "Kangaroo Care and Breastfeeding of Mother-preterm Infant Dyads 0-18 Months: a Randomized, Controlled Trial." Neonatal Network : NN, vol. 27, no. 3, 2008, pp. 151-9.
Hake-Brooks SJ, Anderson GC. Kangaroo care and breastfeeding of mother-preterm infant dyads 0-18 months: a randomized, controlled trial. Neonatal Netw. 2008;27(3):151-9.
Hake-Brooks, S. J., & Anderson, G. C. (2008). Kangaroo care and breastfeeding of mother-preterm infant dyads 0-18 months: a randomized, controlled trial. Neonatal Network : NN, 27(3), 151-9.
Hake-Brooks SJ, Anderson GC. Kangaroo Care and Breastfeeding of Mother-preterm Infant Dyads 0-18 Months: a Randomized, Controlled Trial. Neonatal Netw. 2008 May-Jun;27(3):151-9. PubMed PMID: 18557262.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Kangaroo care and breastfeeding of mother-preterm infant dyads 0-18 months: a randomized, controlled trial. AU - Hake-Brooks,Sara J, AU - Anderson,Gene Cranston, PY - 2008/6/19/pubmed PY - 2008/8/16/medline PY - 2008/6/19/entrez SP - 151 EP - 9 JF - Neonatal network : NN JO - Neonatal Netw VL - 27 IS - 3 N2 - PURPOSE: To determine the effects of kangaroo care (KC) (skin-to-skin contact) on breastfeeding status in mother-preterm infant dyads from postpartum through 18 months. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial. The control group received standard nursery care; in the intervention group, unlimited KC was encouraged. SAMPLE: A subsample of 66 mothers and their preterm infants (32-36 completed weeks gestation, 1,300-3,000 g, 5 minute Apgar > or = 6) who intended to breastfeed. MAIN OUTCOME VARIABLES: Breastfeeding status at hospital discharge and at 1.5, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months as measured by the Index of Breastfeeding Status. RESULTS: KC dyads, compared to control dyads, breastfed significantly longer (5.08 months vs 2.05 months), p = .003. KC dyads also breastfed more exclusively at each measurement, p = .047. More KC dyads than control dyads breastfed at full exclusivity (100 percent breast milk, index of breastfeeding status levels 1 or 2) at discharge and at 1.5, 3, and 6 months. Mean KC contact per day was 4.47 hours. SN - 0730-0832 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18557262/Kangaroo_care_and_breastfeeding_of_mother_preterm_infant_dyads_0_18_months:_a_randomized_controlled_trial_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1891/0730-0832.27.3.151 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -