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Lactation Consultation Sustains Breast Milk Intake in Infants With Cystic Fibrosis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2019 Sep;69(3):358-362

Date

06/11/2019

Pubmed ID

31181018

DOI

10.1097/MPG.0000000000002415

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85070818417   3 Citations

Abstract

Guidelines recommend breastfeeding in cystic fibrosis (CF) but breastfeeding rates decline rapidly in CF. We initiated a quality improvement project to improve breastfeeding in CF by incorporating International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) into the initial CF-diagnosis visit to support mothers who were breastfeeding at diagnosis. In the preintervention group, only 8/14 (57%) continued to provide breast milk after the first visit, whereas postintervention, 16/17 (94%) mothers continued to do so (Pā€Š=ā€Š0.03). The duration of any (or partial) breastfeeding increased to an average of 7.7 months from an average of 6.4 months preintervention (Pā€Š=ā€Š0.45). The weight z score and weight-for-length z score at diagnosis showed no change at 6 or 12 months (all comparisons P value >0.05). We conclude that mothers who met with the IBCLC were less likely to quit breastfeeding and hypothesize that lactation support to mothers can prolong the duration of breastfeeding in infants with CF.

Author List

Miller T, Antos NJ, Brock LA, Wade T, Goday PS

Author

Nicholas Antos MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Breast Feeding
Consultants
Cystic Fibrosis
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Internet
Lactation
Male
Maternal-Child Health Services
Mothers
Quality Improvement
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