Breastfeeding indicators among a nationally representative multi-ethnic sample of New Zealand children

Show simple item record Gontijo de Castro, Teresa en Grant, Cameron en Wall, Clare en Welch, M en Marks, Emma en Fleming, C en Teixeira, JA en Bandara, D en Knowles, Sarah en Hofman, Paul en 2018-11-21T21:42:40Z en 2017-12-01 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 130(1466):34-44 01 Dec 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8446 en
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dc.description.abstract AIMS: To describe breastfeeding initiation and duration, and demographic associations with breastfeeding duration within a representative sample of New Zealand infants.METHODS: In 6,685 singletons enrolled in the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort we described breastfeeding initiation (96%), any (94%) and exclusive (93%) breastfeeding (EBF) duration. We used adjusted relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) to describe associations with breastfeeding duration. ESULTS: Breastfeeding initiation occurred for 97%. Sixteen percent were EBF to age six months and 13% were breastfed to age 24 months. Exclusive breastfeeding for ≥4 months was less likely for children of mothers of M˜ori (RR=0.80, 95% CI 0.73–0.87), Pacific (0.90, 95% CI 0.83–0.98) or Asian (0.80, 95% CI 0.74–0.86) ethnicity. Children of mothers aged 20–29 years (1.24, 95% CI 1.04–1.49); ≥30 years (1.36, 95% CI 1.14–1); with a tertiary education (1.14, 95% CI 1.08–1.21); or planned pregnancy (1.14, 95% CI 1.08–1.21); and children with older siblings (RR=1.31, 95% CI 1.17–1.47) were more likely to be exclusively breastfed for °4 months. Children were more likely to be breastfed °6 months if their mother was aged 20–29 (1.26, 95% CI 1.10–1.45) or ≥30 years (1.40, 95% CI 1.22–1.61), had a tertiary education (1.11, 95% CI 1.06–1.59) or planned pregnancy (1.11, 95% CI 1.06–1.15), or if they had older siblings (1.04, 95% CI 1.00–1.08).ONCLUSION: In New Zealand, most children are initially breastfed, however a large proportion did not receive the recommended duration of any or exclusive breastfeeding. Maternal age, education, parity and pregnancy planning identify children at risk of shorter duration of breastfeeding and EBF, and maternal ethnicity identifies children at risk of shorter EBF duration. en
dc.publisher New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title Breastfeeding indicators among a nationally representative multi-ethnic sample of New Zealand children en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1466 en
pubs.begin-page 34 en
pubs.volume 130 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.identifier.pmid 29197899 en en
pubs.end-page 44 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 718589 en Liggins Institute en Medical and Health Sciences en Medical Sciences en Nutrition en Population Health en Epidemiology & Biostatistics en Social & Community Health en School of Medicine en Paediatrics Child & Youth Hlth en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-12-04 en
pubs.dimensions-id 29197899 en

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