Objectives, The purpose of this study a as to determine is whether breast-feeding ans a dose-related protective effect against illness and whether it centers special health benefits or poor enfants.
The assocication between breast feeding dose and increases in the first a months of life was analyzed with genetalized estimating equations regression for 7092 infants from the National Maternal and Infant Health Survey Breast-feeding dose (ratio of Breast-feedings to other feedings) was categarized as full. most, equal, less or so breast-feeding.
Compared with no breastfeeding, full breast-feeding infants nad losser colds ratios of diarrhaa, cough or where, and vomiting and lower mean of Iliness months and sick baby medical visits.
Most breast-feeding infants had lower odds ratios of diarrhea and cough or wheeze, and equal breast-feeding infants had lower odds ratios of cough or wheeze.
Full, most, and equal breast-feeding infants without siblings had lower odds ratios of ear infections and certain other illnesses, but those with siblings did not.
Less breast-feeding infants had no reduced odds ratios of illness.
Findings did not vary by income
Full breast-feeding was associated with the lowest illness rates.
Minimal (less) breast-feeding wqas not protective.
Breast-feeding conferred similar health benefits in all economic groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nourrisson, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention, Allaitement, Etude statistique, Santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infant, Human, United States, North America, America, Prevention, Breast feeding, Statistical study, Health
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0082782
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.