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Article: Practice of breastfeeding and factors that affect breastfeeding in Hong Kong

TitlePractice of breastfeeding and factors that affect breastfeeding in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsBreast feeding
Infant nutrition
Infant, newborn
Issue Date2006
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2006, v. 12 n. 6, p. 432-436 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives. To describe the patterns of and factors affecting breastfeeding and to find out any significant relationship between breastfeeding and health of the child. Design. Cohort study. Setting. Postnatal ward of the Prince of Wales Hospital. Participants. A total of 243 infants born in 1998 to 2001 at the hospital. Each infant was followed up for 3 years. Home visits were carried out at 3, 15, 24, and 36 months of age by medical students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. A questionnaire was completed at each visit. Independent sample t-tests and Pearson Chi squared tests were used. Results. Of the 243 subjects, 213 provided data on the method of infant feeding. There were 66.7% of mothers initiating breastfeeding, with a median duration of 1 month. Only 13.4% met the World Health Organization's recommendations on breastfeeding. Breastfeeding was found to have a statistically significant relationship with (i) the infant's birth order and (ii) the mother's and father's education level. During follow-up, 44.6% of the infants were hospitalised but there was no significant relationship between breastfeeding and number of hospitalisations. Conclusions. The current breastfeeding rate in Hong Kong falls below expectations when compared with other developed nations. To raise this rate, more support is needed for families with parents having a lower education level or more than two children, as they are the least likely to breastfeed. This might be achieved by encouraging antenatal class attendance, counselling of husbands, and more support for breastfeeding from doctors.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132436
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, EYLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAu, KYAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, SSWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKok, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLui, HKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, WCWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T09:24:35Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T09:24:35Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2006, v. 12 n. 6, p. 432-436en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132436-
dc.description.abstractObjectives. To describe the patterns of and factors affecting breastfeeding and to find out any significant relationship between breastfeeding and health of the child. Design. Cohort study. Setting. Postnatal ward of the Prince of Wales Hospital. Participants. A total of 243 infants born in 1998 to 2001 at the hospital. Each infant was followed up for 3 years. Home visits were carried out at 3, 15, 24, and 36 months of age by medical students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. A questionnaire was completed at each visit. Independent sample t-tests and Pearson Chi squared tests were used. Results. Of the 243 subjects, 213 provided data on the method of infant feeding. There were 66.7% of mothers initiating breastfeeding, with a median duration of 1 month. Only 13.4% met the World Health Organization's recommendations on breastfeeding. Breastfeeding was found to have a statistically significant relationship with (i) the infant's birth order and (ii) the mother's and father's education level. During follow-up, 44.6% of the infants were hospitalised but there was no significant relationship between breastfeeding and number of hospitalisations. Conclusions. The current breastfeeding rate in Hong Kong falls below expectations when compared with other developed nations. To raise this rate, more support is needed for families with parents having a lower education level or more than two children, as they are the least likely to breastfeed. This might be achieved by encouraging antenatal class attendance, counselling of husbands, and more support for breastfeeding from doctors.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_HK
dc.subjectBreast feedingen_HK
dc.subjectInfant nutritionen_HK
dc.subjectInfant, newbornen_HK
dc.titlePractice of breastfeeding and factors that affect breastfeeding in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW:wongwcw@hku.hken_HK
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