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Breastfeeding and infant hospitalisation: analysis of the UK 2010 Infant Feeding Survey

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To investigate the contributions of overall breastfeeding duration and exclusive breastfeeding in reducing the risk of hospitalisation for infectious causes we analysed data from a 3-stage survey on infant feeding practices and health outcomes in over 10,000 UK women in 2010-2011. The main outcome measures were risk of overnight hospital admission in the first 8-10 months of infancy. A graded beneficial effect was found between longer duration of any breastfeeding and hospital admission for a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/mcn.12263

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, NPEU
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Maternal and Child Nutrition Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
e12263
Publication date:
2016-03-24
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EISSN:
1740-8709
ISSN:
1740-8695
URN:
uuid:dd1c52ab-b9e8-4829-9966-fab65d1cdd02
Source identifiers:
607857
Local pid:
pubs:607857

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