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dc.contributor.authorCox, Kylee Nicole
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Roslyn Giglia
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Yun Zhao
dc.contributor.supervisorProf. Colin Binns

Factors influencing breastfeeding initiation and duration in regional Western Australia were examined in this cohort study, with 427 mothers and their infants followed from birth to 12 months. Whilst 98% of mothers initiated breastfeeding after birth, less than 6% were still exclusively breastfeeding at six months. Positive influences on breastfeeding duration included baby-friendly hospital practices, antenatal education and positive attitudes towards breastfeeding, while prepregnancy smoking and overweight were negatively associated with breastfeeding duration.

dc.publisherCurtin University
dc.titleA cohort study of factors influencing breastfeeding in regional Western Australia
curtin.departmentSchool of Public Health
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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