|Titre :||Improved Estimation of Breastfeeding Rates Using a Novel Breastfeeding and Milk Expression Survey : Public Health and Policy (2019)|
|Auteurs :||Sarah A. Keim, Auteur ; Katie Smith, Auteur ; Taniqua Ingol, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Breastfeeding Medicine (Vol. 14, n°7, Septembre 2019)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp.499-507|
"Background: Increasing the proportion of infants who are breastfed and extending breastfeeding duration are high-priority U.S. goals. Evaluation of progress is based on federal survey data, but federal survey questions do not reflect contemporary feeding practices.
Materials and Methods: Our objective was to evaluate the Brief Breastfeeding and Milk Expression Recall Survey (BaByMERS) in estimating breast milk feeding and milk expression practices and compare to estimates from simultaneously administered federal survey questions. We surveyed women with child(ren) younger than the age of 6 years attending a large children's hospital for urgent or primary care. We estimated the proportions who participated in various breast milk feeding and milk expression practices and the durations of each and examined agreement between the surveys. We compared respondents with high versus low disagreement using log-binomial regression.
Results: Of 225 respondents, 51% had less than a Bachelor's degree, and 44% identified as a race other than white. Similar proportions on each survey reported ever having breastfed or fed breast milk (84%). Proportions still breastfeeding or feeding breast milk at 6 and 12 months differed slightly by survey. Dyads (9%) who fed at the breast and fed expressed milk for nonidentical periods had estimates for the duration of breastfeeding or feeding breast milk that were lower per the federal survey. Respondents who answered the federal survey before the BaByMERS were more likely to provide discrepant responses (risk ratio = 3.40, 95% confidence interval: 1.189.80).
Conclusions: This study offers further validation of brief interviewer-administered questions to collect quality data recalled about infant feeding and lactation for research purposes."[Résumé de l'auteur]