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|Longitudinal Study:||LSAC||Title:||Which Mothers wean their Babies prematurely from full Breastfeeding? An Australian cohort study||Authors:||Cooklin, A R
|Publication Date:||Dec-2009||Pages:||1274-1277||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.||DOI:||10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01335.x||URL:||https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01335.x||Keywords:||Families; Health; Health -- Breastfeeding; Families -- Mothers||Research collection:||Journal Articles|
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