Predictors of breastfeeding duration for rural women in a high-income country: Evidence from a cohort study

K. Cox, C.W. Binns, Roslyn Giglia

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©2015 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Aim To determine the prevalence of exclusive and 'any breastfeeding' at six months in rural Western Australia and to identify the predictors of exclusive and 'any breastfeeding' duration up to 12 months. Methods A total of 427 mothers (52% of those contacted) were recruited from maternity services in rural WA and asked to complete a baseline questionnaire. Mothers were recontacted at 4, 6, 10, 16, 26, 32, 40 and 52 weeks to determine factors associated with feeding practices. Results Smoking during pregnancy was the strongest predictor of exclusive breastfeeding cessation before six months (aHR 3.21, 95% CI 1.89, 5.46). A favourable attitude towards breastfeeding, a body mass index of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e350-e359
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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