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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 
Smith, J 
Baxter, Jennifer 
Publication Date: Aug-2009
Pages: 1274-1277
Keywords: Breastfeeding
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
Keywords: Health -- Breastfeeding
Research collection: Journal Articles
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