publication . Article . 2016

Exclusive breastfeeding duration and infant infection

Quigley, M A; Carson, C; Sacker, A; Kelly, Y;
Open Access English
  • Published: 27 Jul 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We estimated the risk of infection associated with the duration of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF). SUBJECT/METHODS: We analysed the data on 15 809 term, singleton infants from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Infants were grouped according to months of EBF: never, <2, 2-4, 4-6 and 6 (the latter being World Health Organisation (WHO) policy since 2001: 'post-2001 WHO policy'). Among those EBF for 4-6 months, we separated those who started solids, but not formula, before 6 months, and were still breastfeeding at 6 months (that is, WHO policy before 2001: 'pre-2001 WHO policy'), from other patterns. Outcomes were infection in infancy (chest, dia...
Subjects
free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous), Body mass index, Confidence interval, Breastfeeding, Risk of infection, Ear infection, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Relative risk, Millennium Cohort Study (United States), business.industry, business, Absolute risk reduction, Original Article
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publication . Article . 2016

Exclusive breastfeeding duration and infant infection

Quigley, M A; Carson, C; Sacker, A; Kelly, Y;