The positive role of breastfeeding on infant health during the first 6 weeks: findings from a prospective observational study based on maternal reports.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232655
Title:
The positive role of breastfeeding on infant health during the first 6 weeks: findings from a prospective observational study based on maternal reports.
Authors:
Tarrant, R C; Sheridan-Pereira, M; Younger, K M; Kearney, J M
Affiliation:
Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12. roslyn.tarrant@olchc.ie
Citation:
The positive role of breastfeeding on infant health during the first 6 weeks: findings from a prospective observational study based on maternal reports. 2012, 105 (3):75-8 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232655
PubMed ID:
22558812
Abstract:
This study aimed to report on adverse infant and maternal clinical outcomes, and investigate the relationship between infant feeding practice and such adverse clinical outcomes in infants during the first 6 weeks postpartum. From an eligible sample of 450 mother-term infant pairs recruited from the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in Dublin, 27.1% of infants (n=122) were maternally reported to have had an illness during the first 6 weeks that necessitated the provision of prescribed medication +/- general practitioner/paediatrician attendance +/- hospitalisation. Of these, 90 infants had > or =1 episode of infection +/- viral +/- gastro-intestinal-related condition. After adjustment, 'any' breastfeeding to 6 weeks was protective against such adverse infant outcomes (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 0.44, P = 0.022). Attendance to the GP/paediatrician for > 1 visit (aOR 3.44, P = 0.000) and multiparity (aOR 1.76, P = 0.041) were also positively associated with such adverse infant outcomes. To decrease infant morbidity rates in Ireland, government investment in breastfeeding promotion, support and research should be a continued public health priority.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Breast Feeding; Female; Gastrointestinal Diseases; Health Status; Humans; Infant; Infant Formula; Infant, Newborn; Infection; Ireland; Office Visits; Parity; Prospective Studies; Self Report
ISSN:
0332-3102

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTarrant, R Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheridan-Pereira, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorYounger, K Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorKearney, J Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-09T15:40:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-09T15:40:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-
dc.identifier.citationThe positive role of breastfeeding on infant health during the first 6 weeks: findings from a prospective observational study based on maternal reports. 2012, 105 (3):75-8 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22558812-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/232655-
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to report on adverse infant and maternal clinical outcomes, and investigate the relationship between infant feeding practice and such adverse clinical outcomes in infants during the first 6 weeks postpartum. From an eligible sample of 450 mother-term infant pairs recruited from the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in Dublin, 27.1% of infants (n=122) were maternally reported to have had an illness during the first 6 weeks that necessitated the provision of prescribed medication +/- general practitioner/paediatrician attendance +/- hospitalisation. Of these, 90 infants had > or =1 episode of infection +/- viral +/- gastro-intestinal-related condition. After adjustment, 'any' breastfeeding to 6 weeks was protective against such adverse infant outcomes (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 0.44, P = 0.022). Attendance to the GP/paediatrician for > 1 visit (aOR 3.44, P = 0.000) and multiparity (aOR 1.76, P = 0.041) were also positively associated with such adverse infant outcomes. To decrease infant morbidity rates in Ireland, government investment in breastfeeding promotion, support and research should be a continued public health priority.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
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dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshBreast Feeding-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGastrointestinal Diseases-
dc.subject.meshHealth Status-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshInfant Formula-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshInfection-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshOffice Visits-
dc.subject.meshParity-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshSelf Report-
dc.titleThe positive role of breastfeeding on infant health during the first 6 weeks: findings from a prospective observational study based on maternal reports.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOur Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12. roslyn.tarrant@olchc.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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