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Breastfeeding practices of Cameroonian mothers determined by dietary recall since birth and the dose-to-the-mother deuterium-oxide turnover technique.
Matern Child Nutr 2012; 8(3):330-9MC

Abstract

Exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of infant's life is a public health recommendation and important factor for the promotion of optimal growth, health and behavioural development of each child. The accuracy of the mothers' self-reported past infant-feeding events was examined and compared with the isotopic dilution technique. Breastfeeding practices were assessed in a sample of 44 Cameroonian mother-infant pairs using dietary recall since birth. Intakes of breast milk and non-breast milk water were measured in the same sample using the dose-to-the-mother deuterium-oxide turnover technique and compared with questionnaire. Results showed that mothers' self-reported behaviour overestimates the exclusive breastfeeding rate. Seventy-five per cent of the mothers who claimed to be exclusively breastfeeding were found to be predominantly or partially breastfeeding by the dose-to-the-mother deuterium-oxide turnover technique. Only 11% of the infants were exclusively breastfed, and the breast milk output was not significantly affected (P ≤ 0.05) by the mother's body composition. Mean intakes of breast milk and non-breast milk water were 701 mL day(-1) and 268 mL day(-1), respectively. Introduction of non-breast milk foods is associated with a reduction in the level of breast milk intake, but the difference in breast milk intake was not significant between exclusively and predominantly breastfed infants. In conclusion, the dose-to-the-mother deuterium-oxide turnover technique can be applied to validate the mother's reports of infant-feeding practices, but non-breast milk water intake by breastfeeding category still needs to be normalized.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Food and Nutrition Research, IMPM, Yaoundé, Cameroon. gmedoua@yahoo.frNo affiliation info availableNo 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

21426489

Citation

Medoua, Gabriel Nama, et al. "Breastfeeding Practices of Cameroonian Mothers Determined By Dietary Recall Since Birth and the Dose-to-the-mother Deuterium-oxide Turnover Technique." Maternal & Child Nutrition, vol. 8, no. 3, 2012, pp. 330-9.
Medoua GN, Sajo Nana EC, Ndzana AC, et al. Breastfeeding practices of Cameroonian mothers determined by dietary recall since birth and the dose-to-the-mother deuterium-oxide turnover technique. Matern Child Nutr. 2012;8(3):330-9.
Medoua, G. N., Sajo Nana, E. C., Ndzana, A. C., Makamto, C. S., Etame, L. S., Rikong, H. A., & Oyono, J. L. (2012). Breastfeeding practices of Cameroonian mothers determined by dietary recall since birth and the dose-to-the-mother deuterium-oxide turnover technique. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 8(3), pp. 330-9. doi:10.1111/j.1740-8709.2011.00293.x.
Medoua GN, et al. Breastfeeding Practices of Cameroonian Mothers Determined By Dietary Recall Since Birth and the Dose-to-the-mother Deuterium-oxide Turnover Technique. Matern Child Nutr. 2012;8(3):330-9. PubMed PMID: 21426489.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Breastfeeding practices of Cameroonian mothers determined by dietary recall since birth and the dose-to-the-mother deuterium-oxide turnover technique. AU - Medoua,Gabriel Nama, AU - Sajo Nana,Estelle C, AU - Ndzana,Anne Christine A, AU - Makamto,Caroline S, AU - Etame,Lucien S, AU - Rikong,Honorine A, AU - Oyono,Jean Louis E, Y1 - 2011/03/22/ PY - 2011/3/24/entrez PY - 2011/3/24/pubmed PY - 2012/8/7/medline SP - 330 EP - 9 JF - Maternal & child nutrition JO - Matern Child Nutr VL - 8 IS - 3 N2 - Exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of infant's life is a public health recommendation and important factor for the promotion of optimal growth, health and behavioural development of each child. The accuracy of the mothers' self-reported past infant-feeding events was examined and compared with the isotopic dilution technique. Breastfeeding practices were assessed in a sample of 44 Cameroonian mother-infant pairs using dietary recall since birth. Intakes of breast milk and non-breast milk water were measured in the same sample using the dose-to-the-mother deuterium-oxide turnover technique and compared with questionnaire. Results showed that mothers' self-reported behaviour overestimates the exclusive breastfeeding rate. Seventy-five per cent of the mothers who claimed to be exclusively breastfeeding were found to be predominantly or partially breastfeeding by the dose-to-the-mother deuterium-oxide turnover technique. Only 11% of the infants were exclusively breastfed, and the breast milk output was not significantly affected (P ≤ 0.05) by the mother's body composition. Mean intakes of breast milk and non-breast milk water were 701 mL day(-1) and 268 mL day(-1), respectively. Introduction of non-breast milk foods is associated with a reduction in the level of breast milk intake, but the difference in breast milk intake was not significant between exclusively and predominantly breastfed infants. In conclusion, the dose-to-the-mother deuterium-oxide turnover technique can be applied to validate the mother's reports of infant-feeding practices, but non-breast milk water intake by breastfeeding category still needs to be normalized. SN - 1740-8709 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21426489/Breastfeeding_practices_of_Cameroonian_mothers_determined_by_dietary_recall_since_birth_and_the_dose_to_the_mother_deuterium_oxide_turnover_technique_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8709.2011.00293.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -