Advanced

Breastfeeding patterns in preterm infants born at 28-33 gestational weeks

Oras, Paola; Blomqvist, Ylva Thernström; Nyqvist, Kerstin Hedberg; Gradin, Maria; Rubertsson, Christine LU ; Hellström-Westas, Lena LU and Funkquist, Eva Lotta (2015) In Journal of Human Lactation 31(3). p.377-385
Abstract

Background: Studies of breastfeeding patterns during preterm infants' first year of life are scarce but are important for providing breastfeeding mothers of preterm infants with optimal support. Objective: This study aimed to describe breastfeeding patterns in preterm infants up to 1 year of corrected age. Methods: As part of a larger study on kangaroo mother care in Sweden, a 24-hour breastfeeding diary was sent home after discharge from hospital, and at 2, 6, and 12 months of the infant's corrected age. Eighty-three mothers responded to the follow-up questionnaires, and the number of respondents to the breastfeeding diary was 48 at discharge, 43 at 2 months, 22 at 6 months, and 8 at 12 months. Infants were born at a median (range)... (More)

Background: Studies of breastfeeding patterns during preterm infants' first year of life are scarce but are important for providing breastfeeding mothers of preterm infants with optimal support. Objective: This study aimed to describe breastfeeding patterns in preterm infants up to 1 year of corrected age. Methods: As part of a larger study on kangaroo mother care in Sweden, a 24-hour breastfeeding diary was sent home after discharge from hospital, and at 2, 6, and 12 months of the infant's corrected age. Eighty-three mothers responded to the follow-up questionnaires, and the number of respondents to the breastfeeding diary was 48 at discharge, 43 at 2 months, 22 at 6 months, and 8 at 12 months. Infants were born at a median (range) gestational age of 32 (28-33) weeks. Breastfeeding patterns were analyzed according to durations, frequencies per 24 hours, and intervals between sessions. Results: In exclusively breastfed infants, the median (range) breastfeeding session frequency was 14 (8-26) times per 24 hours including 4 (1-9) times per night after discharge (n = 24) and 10 (6-25) times per 24 hours including 2 (0-5) times per night at 2 months (n = 23). In partially breastfed infants, the median (range) frequency was 5 (1-14) times per 24 hours including 2 (0-4) times per night at 6 months (n = 20) and 5.5 (1-12) times per 24 hours including 2 (0-3) times per night at 12 months (n = 8). Conclusion: Mothers reported large variations in breastfeeding patterns, with higher median breastfeeding session frequencies than previously described in term infants in affluent settings.

(Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
keywords
breastfeeding, feeding behaviour, kangaroo mother care, lactation, newborn
in
Journal of Human Lactation
volume
31
issue
3
pages
9 pages
publisher
SAGE Publications Inc.
external identifiers
  • scopus:84937552487
ISSN
0890-3344
DOI
10.1177/0890334415586406
language
English
LU publication?
no
id
0d64dd01-82ab-47d5-b527-92064361bc0a
date added to LUP
2017-10-27 13:43:43
date last changed
2017-10-30 13:42:27
@article{0d64dd01-82ab-47d5-b527-92064361bc0a,
  abstract     = {<p>Background: Studies of breastfeeding patterns during preterm infants' first year of life are scarce but are important for providing breastfeeding mothers of preterm infants with optimal support. Objective: This study aimed to describe breastfeeding patterns in preterm infants up to 1 year of corrected age. Methods: As part of a larger study on kangaroo mother care in Sweden, a 24-hour breastfeeding diary was sent home after discharge from hospital, and at 2, 6, and 12 months of the infant's corrected age. Eighty-three mothers responded to the follow-up questionnaires, and the number of respondents to the breastfeeding diary was 48 at discharge, 43 at 2 months, 22 at 6 months, and 8 at 12 months. Infants were born at a median (range) gestational age of 32 (28-33) weeks. Breastfeeding patterns were analyzed according to durations, frequencies per 24 hours, and intervals between sessions. Results: In exclusively breastfed infants, the median (range) breastfeeding session frequency was 14 (8-26) times per 24 hours including 4 (1-9) times per night after discharge (n = 24) and 10 (6-25) times per 24 hours including 2 (0-5) times per night at 2 months (n = 23). In partially breastfed infants, the median (range) frequency was 5 (1-14) times per 24 hours including 2 (0-4) times per night at 6 months (n = 20) and 5.5 (1-12) times per 24 hours including 2 (0-3) times per night at 12 months (n = 8). Conclusion: Mothers reported large variations in breastfeeding patterns, with higher median breastfeeding session frequencies than previously described in term infants in affluent settings.</p>},
  author       = {Oras, Paola and Blomqvist, Ylva Thernström and Nyqvist, Kerstin Hedberg and Gradin, Maria and Rubertsson, Christine and Hellström-Westas, Lena and Funkquist, Eva Lotta},
  issn         = {0890-3344},
  keyword      = {breastfeeding,feeding behaviour,kangaroo mother care,lactation,newborn},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {377--385},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Human Lactation},
  title        = {Breastfeeding patterns in preterm infants born at 28-33 gestational weeks},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0890334415586406},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2015},
}