An emerging body of literature suggests that breastfeeding affords highly specific health benefits for preterm/low birth weight infants and their mothers.
However, only 35% to 38% of these mothers initiate breastfeeding, and of this percentage, as many as 50% will have discontinued lactation efforts by the time their infants are discharged from the hospital.
This population of mothers encounters numerous barriers to breastfeeding.
The required research-based interventions that are specific to preterm/low birth weight infants are presented in this article, and the supportive scientific literature is reviewed within four categories of breastfeeding services : expression and collection of milk, gavage feeding of expressed milk, in-hospital breastfeeding, and postdischarge breastfeeding management.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance faible, Allaitement, Education sanitaire, Mère, Prévention, Nouveau né, Homme, Prématuré
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low birth weight, Breast feeding, Health education, Mother, Prevention, Newborn, Human, Premature
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0324902
Code Inist : 002B20F01. Création : 10/04/1997.