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Full breastfeeding and hospitalization as a result of infections in the first year of life

Author: Paricio Talayero, J.M. et al. Pediatrics
Year: 2006
Resource type: Research

Refernence: Paricio Talayero JM, Lizan-Garcia M, Otero Puime A, Benlloch Muncharaz MJ et al. Pediatrics. 2006 Jul;118(1):e92-99

Abstract

OBJECTIVE.

Our objective was to assess the effect of breastfeeding on the probability. We followed 1385 infants from birth to age 1 year between 1996 and

RESULTS.

age were 85%, 52%, 41%, and 15%, respectively; 78 hospital admissions as a result of infections were recorded (38 respiratory tract, 16 gastrointestinal tract). Mean age at admission was 4.1 months. After estimating the attributable risk, it was found that 30% of hospital admissions would have been avoided for each additional month of full breastfeeding. Seemingly, 100% of full breastfeeding among 4-month-old infants would avoid 56% of hospital admissions in infants who are younger than 1 year. Full breastfeeding at discharge after delivery and at 3, 4, and 6 months of

CONCLUSIONS.

would lower the risk for hospital admission as a result of infections among infants who are younger than 1 year within an industrialized country. On the basis of the present data, we conclude that full breastfeeding of hospitalization as a result of infectious processes during the first year of life.

METHODS.

1999. Recruitment and data collection were done at the 6-month well-infant visit under the National Child Health Program. Full breastfeeding, hospital admission, and other relevant variables related to the delivery, infant, mother, health services system, and sociologic aspects were recorded. The statistical analysis included Kaplan-Meier test, Cox regression to obtain the hazard ratio, and the adjusted attributable risk.

 

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