Breastfeeding counseling and early mother-child contact are associated with exclusive maternal breastfeeding. A hospital-based-case-control study

Francisco González-Salazar, Ricardo M. Cerda-Flores, José A. Robledo-García, Salvador Valdovinos-Chávez, Javier Vargas-Villarreal, Salvador Said-Fernández

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to assess the association between exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) and some factors that may influence breastfeeding in a closely related population attending a private hospital sponsored by a major Mexican brewing company. Materials and methods: We carried out a retrospective hospital-based unmatched case-control study. A sample of 124 mother-newborn couples was interviewed in a private medical unit in Monterrey, Mexico, from January 2001 to January 2002. The association between EBF and 11 explanatory factors was analyzed by logistic regression analysis. Results: Counseling and early contact between mother-newborn couples were positively associated with EBF. Conclusion: Counseling and early contact improve EBF practice. We believe these two practices would favor better adherence to EBF in other populations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalGaceta Medica de Mexico
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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