Hospital Practices and Women’s Likelihood of Fulfilling Their Intention to Exclusively Breastfeed

Eugene Declercq, Miriam Labbok, Carol Sakala, MaryAnn O’Hara

Am J Public Health. 2009 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Objectives. We sought to assess whether breastfeeding-related hospital practices reported by mothers were associated with achievement of their intentions to exclusively breastfeed.

Methods. We used data from Listening to Mothers II, a nationally representative survey of 1573 mothers who had given birth in a hospital to a singleton in 2005. Mothers were asked retrospectively about their breastfeeding intention, infant feeding at 1 week, and 7 hospital practices.

Results. Primiparas reported a substantial difference between their intention to exclusively breastfeed (70%) and this practice at 1 week (50%).

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