Agreement between Future Parents on Infant Feeding Intentions and Its Association with Breastfeeding Duration: Results from the Growing Up in New Zealand Cohort Study

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dc.contributor.author Marks, Emma en
dc.contributor.author Grant, Cameron en
dc.contributor.author Gontijo de Castro, Teresa en
dc.contributor.author Bandara, DK en
dc.contributor.author Wall, Clare en
dc.contributor.author Morton, Susan en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T03:32:36Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-06 en
dc.identifier.citation International journal of environmental research and public health 15(6) 11 Jun 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 1660-4601 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44798 en
dc.description.abstract Maternal intentions are believed to have the strongest influence on infant feeding. However, what has rarely been studied, are the associations of maternal and partner intentions, and the influence these factors have on infant feeding. Our objective was to describe breastfeeding intentions of pregnant women and their partners, agreement about these intentions, and whether this agreement is associated with breastfeeding initiation and duration. This study was completed within the Growing Up in New Zealand study. Agreement between mothers and partners on intended initial infant feeding method was fair ( = 0.21, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.17–0.25) as was intended breastfeeding duration ( = 0.25, 95% CI 0.22–0.28). Infants whose parents agreed antenatally on breastfeeding only were more likely to have been breastfed for >6 months, after adjustment for maternal (odds ratio (OR) = 6.3, 95% CI 3.9–10.2) and partner demographics (OR = 5.7, 95% CI 3.6–9.2). Likewise, infants whose parents agreed antenatally to breastfeed for >6 months were more likely to have been breastfed for >6 months, after adjustment for maternal (OR = 4.9, 95% CI 3.9–6.2) and partner demographics (OR = 5.0, 95% CI 4.0–6.3). Interventions that promote breastfeeding to both mothers and partners which enable parents to reach agreement about intended feeding methods have the potential to increase both breastfeeding initiation and duration. en
dc.publisher MDPI AG en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.title Agreement between Future Parents on Infant Feeding Intentions and Its Association with Breastfeeding Duration: Results from the Growing Up in New Zealand Cohort Study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/ijerph15061230 en
pubs.issue 6 en
pubs.volume 15 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 744515 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Medical Sciences en
pubs.org-id Nutrition en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
pubs.org-id Social & Community Health en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Paediatrics Child & Youth Hlth en
pubs.number 1230 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-06-12 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2018-06-12 en
pubs.dimensions-id 29891790 en


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