Journal article

In-Hospital Formula Supplementation of Breastfed Babies: A Population-Based Survey

Mary Anne Biro, Georgina Ann Sutherland, Jane Susanne Yelland, Pollyanna Hardy, Stephanie Janne Brown

BIRTH-ISSUES IN PERINATAL CARE | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND:   In-hospital formula supplementation of breastfed newborns is commonplace despite its negative association with breastfeeding duration. Although several studies have described the use of formula supplementation, few have explored the factors that may be associated with its use. The aim of this study was to explore factors associated with in-hospital formula supplementation using data from a large Australian population-based survey. METHODS:   All women who gave birth in September and October 2007 in two Australian states were mailed questionnaires 6 months after the birth. Women were asked how they fed their baby while in hospital after the birth. Multivariable logistic regressi..

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