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Maternal obesity, health status during pregnancy, and breastfeeding initiation and duration.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2010; 23(2):135-41JM

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this study was to determine whether maternal prepregnancy overweight/obesity has independent effects on breastfeeding initiation and duration and whether these effects are different for women who experience medical problems during pregnancy or labor/delivery complications in comparison with those who have no medical or labor/delivery complications.

METHODS

We used the early childhood longitudinal study-birth cohort data. Kaplan-Meier survival functions, logistic, and Cox regression modeling were used in the analyses.

RESULTS

Findings indicate that overweight/obese women with medical or labor/delivery complications were less likely to initiate breastfeeding in comparison with their counterparts of normal weight. We did not find an independent effect of prepregnancy overweight/obesity on breastfeeding initiation among women with no medical problems. This group of women, however, had an 11% increased risk of stopping breastfeeding with each additional month of breastfeeding duration in comparison to those of normal weight.

CONCLUSIONS

It is important to evaluate the health history and pregnancy complications among overweight/obese mothers in developing interventions for successful initiation and duration of breastfeeding.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Administration and Policy, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA. pkitsant@gmu.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19626567

Citation

Kitsantas, Panagiota, and Lisa R. Pawloski. "Maternal Obesity, Health Status During Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration." The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, vol. 23, no. 2, 2010, pp. 135-41.
Kitsantas P, Pawloski LR. Maternal obesity, health status during pregnancy, and breastfeeding initiation and duration. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010;23(2):135-41.
Kitsantas, P., & Pawloski, L. R. (2010). Maternal obesity, health status during pregnancy, and breastfeeding initiation and duration. The Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine : the Official Journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 23(2), pp. 135-41. doi:10.3109/14767050903118270.
Kitsantas P, Pawloski LR. Maternal Obesity, Health Status During Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010;23(2):135-41. PubMed PMID: 19626567.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Maternal obesity, health status during pregnancy, and breastfeeding initiation and duration. AU - Kitsantas,Panagiota, AU - Pawloski,Lisa R, PY - 2009/7/24/entrez PY - 2009/7/25/pubmed PY - 2010/5/14/medline SP - 135 EP - 41 JF - The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians JO - J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med. VL - 23 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether maternal prepregnancy overweight/obesity has independent effects on breastfeeding initiation and duration and whether these effects are different for women who experience medical problems during pregnancy or labor/delivery complications in comparison with those who have no medical or labor/delivery complications. METHODS: We used the early childhood longitudinal study-birth cohort data. Kaplan-Meier survival functions, logistic, and Cox regression modeling were used in the analyses. RESULTS: Findings indicate that overweight/obese women with medical or labor/delivery complications were less likely to initiate breastfeeding in comparison with their counterparts of normal weight. We did not find an independent effect of prepregnancy overweight/obesity on breastfeeding initiation among women with no medical problems. This group of women, however, had an 11% increased risk of stopping breastfeeding with each additional month of breastfeeding duration in comparison to those of normal weight. CONCLUSIONS: It is important to evaluate the health history and pregnancy complications among overweight/obese mothers in developing interventions for successful initiation and duration of breastfeeding. SN - 1476-4954 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19626567/Maternal_obesity_health_status_during_pregnancy_and_breastfeeding_initiation_and_duration_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/14767050903118270 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -