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  1. Fulltext. Breast-feeding and Infant illness : A dose-response relationship ?

    Article - En anglais


    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.