|Titre :||Factors Affecting Breastfeeding Outcomes at Six Months in Preterm Infants (2019)|
|Auteurs :||Ying Wang, Auteur ; Carrie E. Briere, Auteur ; Wanli Xu, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Journal of Human Lactation (Vol. 35, n°1, Février 2019)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp.80-89|
Preterm mother-infant dyads often face many obstacles to breastfeeding. Preterm infants are at highest risk for low rates of exclusive breastfeeding.
To determine the prevalence of breastfeeding at 6 months among preterm infants and to identify factors that influenced mothers breastfeeding practices.
A longitudinal observational study was conducted in a metropolitan hospital in Beijing, China. Mothers (N = 270) and their preterm infants (N = 280) were included in the study. Characteristics of preterm mothers and their perceptions of breastfeeding self-efficacy, knowledge, social support, and postpartum depression symptoms were measured at the discharge of neonatal intensive care. Breastfeeding data were collected by phone interview at 6 months corrected age.
At discharge, mothers of very preterm infants perceived a lower level of breastfeeding self-efficacy (measured with the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy ScaleShort Form) and had a higher level of depression symptoms (measured with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale [EPDS]) than mothers of moderate and late preterm infants (p
The prevalence of breastfeeding at 6 months for preterm infants in this sample was low. Strategies to improve breastfeeding duration for preterm infants are needed, including support and education of mothers while in the hospital."[Résumé de l'auteur]