Three New Studies on Duration

From Sweden:

Open Access

Title: Breastfeeding and risk for ceasing in mothers of preterm infants—Long‐term follow‐up.

In: Maternal & Child Nutrition 2018 Oct; 14(4): e12618. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12618

Authors: Jenny Ericson, Mats Eriksson, Pat Hoddinott, Lena Hellström-Westas, Renée Flacking.

From the abstract:


“Exclusive breastfeeding at discharge, higher maternal educational level, and shorter length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit were factors associated with higher breastfeeding prevalence during the preterm infants' first year of life.

The results give insights on long‐term outcomes of breastfeeding in mothers who breastfed their preterm infants at discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit, where 64% of the infants were breastfed at 6 months.

Most infants were fed breast milk directly at the breast; few infants received expressed breast milk by bottle, tube, or cup.”

From Denmark:

Open Access

Title: The role of intention and self-efficacy on the association between breastfeeding of first and second child, a Danish cohort study.

In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (BioMed Central Pregnancy and Childbirth) 2018 Nov 22;18(1):454. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-2086-5.

Authors: Kronborg H, Foverskov E, Væth M, Mainburg RD.

From the abstract:

“BACKGROUND: The impact of parity on breastfeeding duration may be explained by physiological as well as psychosocial factors. The aim in the present study was to investigate the mediating influence of intention and self-efficacy on the association between the breastfeeding duration of the first and the following child. CONCLUSION: Due to a reinforcing effect of intention and self-efficacy, breastfeeding support should focus on helping the first time mothers to succeed as well as to identify the second time mother with low self-efficacy and additional need for support.”

From Iran:

Open Access

Title: The Association between Household Socioeconomic Status, Breastfeeding, and Infants' Anthropometric Indices.

In: International Journal of Preventive Medicine 2018 Oct 12;9:89. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_52_17. eCollection 2018.

Authors: Ajami M, Abdollahi M, Salehi F, Oldewage-Theron W, Jamshidi-Naeini Y.

From the abstract:

“BACKGROUND: The growth, learning, and contribution to active life in the communities are better in well-nourished children, and various factors influence infants' feeding. In this study, we assessed whether household socioeconomic status (SES) affects infants' length-for-age, weight-for-age (indicators of health and nutritional status) and breastfeeding (BF) (a necessity for optimal growth and health) status. CONCLUSIONS: Nutritional status, duration of BF, and EBF might be determined by household SES and maternal education. Therefore, these findings can be used to decide how to focus on appropriate target groups in family education planning to improve children's development to its most possible.”