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dc.contributor.authorJ. Blyth, Rosemaryen_US
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorDennis, Cindy-Leeen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPratt, Janen_US
dc.contributor.authorM. De Vries, Sueen_US
dc.contributor.editorM.Jane Heinigen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:25:48Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:25:48Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2013-07-31T00:13:05Z
dc.identifier.issn08903344en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0890334403261109en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/5610
dc.description.abstractDespite well-documented health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies, most women discontinue breastfeeding before the recommended 12 months to 2 years. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of modifiable antenatal variables on breastfeeding outcomes. A prospective, longitudinal study was conducted with 300 pregnant, Australian women. Questionnaires containing variables of interest were administered to women during their last trimester; infant feeding method was assessed at 1 week and 4 months postpartum. Intended breastfeeding duration and breastfeeding self-efficacy were identified as the most significant modifiable variables predictive of breastfeeding outcomes. Mothers who intended to breastfeed for < 6 months were 2.4 times as likely to have discontinued breastfeeding at 4 months compared to those who intended to breastfeed for > 12 months (35.7% vs 87.5%). Similarly, mothers with high breastfeeding self-efficacy were more likely to be breastfeeding compared to mothers with low self-efficacy (79.3% vs 50.0%). J Hum Lact. 20(1):30-38.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage Science Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeThousand Oaksen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom30en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto38en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Human Lactationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321101en_US
dc.titleBreastfeeding duration in an Australian population: The influence of modifiable antenatal factorsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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