publication . Doctoral thesis . 2001

Exclusive breastfeeding-Does it make a difference? : A longitudinal, prospective study of daily feeding practices, health and growth in a sample of Swedish infants

Aarts, Clara;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2001
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
  • Country: Norway
The concept of exclusive breastfeeding in relation to daily feeding practices and to health and growth of infants in an affluent society was examined. In a descriptive longitudinal prospective study 506 mother-infant pairs were followed from birth through the greater part of the first year. Feeding was recorded daily, and health and growth were recorded fortnightly. Large individual variations were seen in breastfeeding patterns. A wide discrepancy between the exclusive breastfeeding rates obtained from "current status" data and data "since birth" was found. Using a strict definition of exclusive breastfeeding from birth and taking into account the reasons for g...
free text keywords: Obstetrics and gynaecology, exclusive breastfeeding, infant feeding pattern, infant growth, infant morbidity, Obstetrik och kvinnosjukdomar, Obstetrics and women's diseases
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