This study examined the impact of cesarean section delivery on the initiation and duration of breast-feeding in the 1987 Mexican Demographic and Health Survey.
The subsample (n=2517) was restricted to women whose delivery of their last-born children (aged 5 years and younger) was attended by a physician.
Multivariate logistic regression was used to examine the association between cesarean section and the likelihood of either not initiating breast-feeding or doing so for less than 1 month.
Among women who breast-fed for 1 month or more, multivariate survival analysis was used to examine the relationship between cesarean section and breast-feeding duration.
Cesarean section was a risk factor for not initiating breast-feeding (odds ratio [OR]=0.64,95% confidence interval [CI]=0.50,0.82) and for breast-feeding for less than 1 month (OR=0.58,95% CI=0.37,0.91) but was unrelated to breast-feeding duration among women who breast-fed for 1 month or more (OR=0.97,95% CI=0.86,1.11).
It is desirable to provide additional breast-feeding support during the early postpartum period to women who deliver via cesarean sections.
Mots-clés Pascal : Césarienne, Epidémiologie, Femme, Homme, Allaitement, Durée, Initiation, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cesarean section, Epidemiology, Woman, Human, Breast feeding, Duration, Initiation, Mexico, Central America, America, Surgery
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