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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Factors Associated With Infant Feeding Practices After Hospital Discharge.
Author: Audi, Celene Aparecida Ferrari
Corrêa, A M S
Latorre, M R D O
Pérez-Escamilla, Rafael
Abstract: To assess factors associated with infant feeding practices on the first day at home after hospital discharge. A total of 209 women, who had a child aged four months or less and were living in Itapira, Brazil, were interviewed during the National Immunization Campaign Day in 1999. Statistical analysis was performed using the Chi-square test and a logistic regression model was used for verifying an association between dependent and independent variables. Women aged 25.5 years on average and 18.2% were teenagers. Fifty-three percent of the women delivered vaginally and most vaginal deliveries (78.5%) took place in the public hospital. The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding on the first day at home was 78.1% and 11.6% of the infants were receiving formula at this time. The only factor associated with EBF on the first day at home was being a teenaged-primiparous mother (OR=9.40; 95% CI: 1.24-71.27). This association remained statistically significant even after controlling for type of delivery and hospital where the birth took place. Feeding formula on the first day at home was only significantly associated with the hospital (i.e., birth at the city hospital was a protective factor (OR=0.33; 95% CI: 0.13-0.86), even after controlling for vaginal delivery. On the first day at home after hospital discharge, teenaged-primiparous mothers were more likely to exclusive breastfeeding as well as those infants born in the municipal public hospital. Further studies are needed from a multidisciplinary approach.
Subject: Adolescent
Bottle Feeding
Breast Feeding
Chi-square Distribution
Infant Formula
Infant, Newborn
Interviews As Topic
Logistic Models
Maternal Behavior
Multivariate Analysis
Socioeconomic Factors
Citation: Revista De Saúde Pública. v. 39, n. 3, p. 406-12, 2005-Jun.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S0034-89102005000300011
Date Issue: 2005
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