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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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Abstract

CARRASCOZA, Karina Camilo et al. Determinants of the exclusive breastfeeding abandonment in children assisted by interdisciplinary program on breast feeding promotion. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.10, pp. 4139-4146. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011001100019.

OBJECTIVES: To identify variables potentially related with the exclusive breastfeeding abandonment in children assisted by interdisciplinary program on breast feeding promotion. METHODS: Data were collected by a longitudinal study with 111 mothers who breastfeed their children until six months of age. Univariate analyses were used to assess factors associated with the exclusive breastfeeding abandonment, and also multiple regression analyses. RESULTS: The mothers were divided in two groups: 57 mothers breastfeed, exclusively, their children until six months of age and 54 mothers introduced other kinds of food before this age. The following variables were found to be factors associated with the exclusive breastfeeding abandonment: pacifier use (OR 4,65; IC95% 1,66-12,99), social and economic high level (OR 11,46; IC95% 3,09-42,37) and mother's work (OR 2,44; IC95% 0,91-5,62). CONCLUSION: Pacifier use, social and economic high level and mother's work are associated with the exclusive breastfeeding abandonment.

Keywords : Breast feeding; Infant nutrition; Health promotion; Prospective studies.

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