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Breast-feeding counselling in a diarrhoeal disease hospital.
Bull World Health Organ. 1996; 74(2):173-9.BW

Abstract

Lactation counsellors were trained to advise mothers of partially breast-fed infants who were admitted to hospital because of diarrhoea, so that they could start exclusive breast-feeding during their hospital stay. Infants (n = 250) up to 12 weeks of age were randomized to intervention and control groups. Mothers in the intervention group were individually advised by the counsellors while mothers in the control group received only routine group health education. During follow-up at home by the counsellors a week later, only the mothers in the intervention group were counselled. All the mothers were evaluated for infant feeding practices at home two weeks after discharge. Among the 125 mother-infant pairs in each group, 60% of mothers in the intervention group were breast-feeding exclusively at discharge compared with only 6% in the control group (P < 0.001); two weeks later, these rates rose to 75% and 8% in the intervention and control groups, respectively (P < 0.001). However, 49% of mothers in the control group reverted back to bottle-feeding compared with 12% in the intervention group (P < 0.001). Thus, individual counselling had a positive impact on mothers to start exclusive breast-feeding during hospitalization and to continue the practice at home. Maternal and child health facilities should include lactation counselling as an integral part of their programme to improve infant feeding practices.

Authors+Show Affiliations

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B).No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8706233

Citation

Haider, R, et al. "Breast-feeding Counselling in a Diarrhoeal Disease Hospital." Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 74, no. 2, 1996, pp. 173-9.
Haider R, Islam A, Hamadani J, et al. Breast-feeding counselling in a diarrhoeal disease hospital. Bull World Health Organ. 1996;74(2):173-9.
Haider, R., Islam, A., Hamadani, J., Amin, N. J., Kabir, I., Malek, M. A., Mahalanabis, D., & Habte, D. (1996). Breast-feeding counselling in a diarrhoeal disease hospital. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 74(2), 173-9.
Haider R, et al. Breast-feeding Counselling in a Diarrhoeal Disease Hospital. Bull World Health Organ. 1996;74(2):173-9. PubMed PMID: 8706233.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Breast-feeding counselling in a diarrhoeal disease hospital. AU - Haider,R, AU - Islam,A, AU - Hamadani,J, AU - Amin,N J, AU - Kabir,I, AU - Malek,M A, AU - Mahalanabis,D, AU - Habte,D, PY - 1996/1/1/pubmed PY - 1996/1/1/medline PY - 1996/1/1/entrez KW - Asia KW - Bangladesh KW - Biology KW - Bottle Feeding KW - Breast Feeding KW - Case Control Studies KW - Clinic Activities KW - Counseling KW - Developing Countries KW - Diarrhea KW - Diarrhea, Infantile KW - Diseases KW - Health KW - Infant Nutrition KW - Lactation KW - Maternal Physiology KW - Nutrition KW - Organization And Administration KW - Physiology KW - Program Activities KW - Programs KW - Research Methodology KW - Research Report KW - Southern Asia KW - Studies SP - 173 EP - 9 JF - Bulletin of the World Health Organization JO - Bull. World Health Organ. VL - 74 IS - 2 N2 - Lactation counsellors were trained to advise mothers of partially breast-fed infants who were admitted to hospital because of diarrhoea, so that they could start exclusive breast-feeding during their hospital stay. Infants (n = 250) up to 12 weeks of age were randomized to intervention and control groups. Mothers in the intervention group were individually advised by the counsellors while mothers in the control group received only routine group health education. During follow-up at home by the counsellors a week later, only the mothers in the intervention group were counselled. All the mothers were evaluated for infant feeding practices at home two weeks after discharge. Among the 125 mother-infant pairs in each group, 60% of mothers in the intervention group were breast-feeding exclusively at discharge compared with only 6% in the control group (P < 0.001); two weeks later, these rates rose to 75% and 8% in the intervention and control groups, respectively (P < 0.001). However, 49% of mothers in the control group reverted back to bottle-feeding compared with 12% in the intervention group (P < 0.001). Thus, individual counselling had a positive impact on mothers to start exclusive breast-feeding during hospitalization and to continue the practice at home. Maternal and child health facilities should include lactation counselling as an integral part of their programme to improve infant feeding practices. SN - 0042-9686 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8706233/Breast_feeding_counselling_in_a_diarrhoeal_disease_hospital_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/8706233/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -