publication . Article . Other literature type . 1995

relation between infant feeding and infections during the first six months of life

Beaudry, Micheline; Dufour, Renée; Marcoux, Sylvie;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 1995 Journal: The Journal of Pediatrics, volume 126, pages 191-197 (issn: 0022-3476, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract We assessed the effect of the method of feeding on respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses during the first 6 months of life among 776 infants born in New Brunswick, Canada. During a 1-year period, these infants were drawn from the offspring of a population of primiparous women in the province who, after at least 36 weeks of pregnancy, gave birth to one normal infant weighing 2500 gm or more. Data were collected by means of a self-administered standardized questionnaire mailed to every mother a week before her infant reached 6 months of age. The crude incidence density ratio (IDR) revealed a protective effect of breast-feeding on respiratory illnesse...
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free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Ear infection, Offspring, Rate ratio, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Retrospective cohort study, Medicine, business.industry, business, Pregnancy, medicine.disease, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, Confidence interval, Breast milk
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1995

relation between infant feeding and infections during the first six months of life

Beaudry, Micheline; Dufour, Renée; Marcoux, Sylvie;