Providing Breastmilk to Infants in the NICU: Factors Associated with Lack of Breastfeeding
ACOG ePoster. Brown B.
Apr 27, 2018; 212014
Brooke Brown
Brooke Brown
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Introduction: This study aims to identify factors influencing breastfeeding non-initiation among NICU infants, compared to non-NICU infants, and inform tailored educational/support interventions.

Methods: We performed a population-based, retrospective cohort study of singleton live births using Ohio birth certificates between 2006 and 2015. Univariate analyses assessed the association between NICU breastfeeding non-initiation and predictors relating to the mother, neonate, and delivery events. A multivariate logistic regression model evaluated highly significant predictors, adjusting for socioeconomic, demographic, and neonatal covariates.

Results: Of 76,855 live births, 5.83% reported NICU admission, 39.4% of which reported non-initiation of breastfeeding, compared with 31.5% of newborn nursery infants (P
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