Incidência e duração da amamenta̧ão conforme o tipo de parto: Estudo longitudinal no Sul do Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Incidence and duration of breast-feeding by pattern of delivery: A longitudinal study in Southeastern Brazil

Elisabete Weiderpass, Fernando C. Barros, Cesar G. Victora, Elaine Tomasi, Ricardo Halpern

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Abstract

Objective To compare the incidence of breastfeeding according to type of delivery. Methodology Population-based cohort study of 655 children born in 1993 and followed up during the first three months of life through home visits. Results Breastfeeding duration was similar among babies born either by vaginal delivery or by emergency cesarean section. Babies born by elective cesarean section, however, presented a three times higher risk of stopping brestfeeding in the first month of life, after adjusting for possible confounding factors (odds ratio=3.09; 95% CI 1.3-7.2). The increased risk did not persist into the third month of life. Conclusions It is recommended that health services pay special attention, in the promotion of breastfeeding, to babies born by elective cesarean section, as a way to avoid early weaning.

Translated title of the contributionIncidence and duration of breast-feeding by pattern of delivery: A longitudinal study in Southeastern Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Saude Publica
Volume32
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Breastfeeding
  • Cesarean section
  • Natural childbirth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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