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Which mothers wean their babies prematurely from full breastfeeding? An Australian cohort study.
Acta Paediatr 2009; 98(8):1274-7AP

Abstract

AIM

To identify the maternal and infant characteristics associated with an early transition from full breastfeeding to complementary or no breastfeeding during the first 2 months of life in a large, representative cohort of Australian infants.

METHOD

Multinomial logistic modelling was performed on data for infants with complete breastfeeding and sociodemographic data (N = 4679) including maternal age, education, smoking, employment, pregnancy and birth outcomes.

RESULTS

Ninety-one percent of women initiated breastfeeding. Sixty-nine percent of infants were being fully breastfed at 1 month, and 59% were fully breastfed at 2 months. Maternal characteristics - age less than 25 years, smoking in pregnancy, early full-time postnatal employment and less educational attainment - were associated with early breastfeeding cessation. Infant factors - multiple birth, caesarean birth, infant or first birth - were associated with a transition to complementary breastfeeding in the first postnatal month.

CONCLUSION

Breastfeeding duration is substantially affected by breastfeeding outcomes in the first postpartum month. The first month is an important window for evidence-based interventions to improve rates of full breastfeeding in groups of women identified as at risk of early breastfeeding cessation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19469772

Citation

Baxter, Jennifer, et al. "Which Mothers Wean Their Babies Prematurely From Full Breastfeeding? an Australian Cohort Study." Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), vol. 98, no. 8, 2009, pp. 1274-7.
Baxter J, Cooklin AR, Smith J. Which mothers wean their babies prematurely from full breastfeeding? An Australian cohort study. Acta Paediatr. 2009;98(8):1274-7.
Baxter, J., Cooklin, A. R., & Smith, J. (2009). Which mothers wean their babies prematurely from full breastfeeding? An Australian cohort study. Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), 98(8), pp. 1274-7. doi:10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01335.x.
Baxter J, Cooklin AR, Smith J. Which Mothers Wean Their Babies Prematurely From Full Breastfeeding? an Australian Cohort Study. Acta Paediatr. 2009;98(8):1274-7. PubMed PMID: 19469772.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Which mothers wean their babies prematurely from full breastfeeding? An Australian cohort study. AU - Baxter,Jennifer, AU - Cooklin,Amanda R, AU - Smith,Julie, Y1 - 2009/05/13/ PY - 2009/5/28/entrez PY - 2009/5/28/pubmed PY - 2009/9/11/medline SP - 1274 EP - 7 JF - Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) JO - Acta Paediatr. VL - 98 IS - 8 N2 - AIM: To identify the maternal and infant characteristics associated with an early transition from full breastfeeding to complementary or no breastfeeding during the first 2 months of life in a large, representative cohort of Australian infants. METHOD: Multinomial logistic modelling was performed on data for infants with complete breastfeeding and sociodemographic data (N = 4679) including maternal age, education, smoking, employment, pregnancy and birth outcomes. RESULTS: Ninety-one percent of women initiated breastfeeding. Sixty-nine percent of infants were being fully breastfed at 1 month, and 59% were fully breastfed at 2 months. Maternal characteristics - age less than 25 years, smoking in pregnancy, early full-time postnatal employment and less educational attainment - were associated with early breastfeeding cessation. Infant factors - multiple birth, caesarean birth, infant or first birth - were associated with a transition to complementary breastfeeding in the first postnatal month. CONCLUSION: Breastfeeding duration is substantially affected by breastfeeding outcomes in the first postpartum month. The first month is an important window for evidence-based interventions to improve rates of full breastfeeding in groups of women identified as at risk of early breastfeeding cessation. SN - 1651-2227 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19469772/Which_mothers_wean_their_babies_prematurely_from_full_breastfeeding_An_Australian_cohort_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01335.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -