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Med Wieku Rozwoj. 2000;4(3 Suppl 1):15-24.

[Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding of infants in Poland].

[Article in Polish]

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Zaklad Promocji Karmienia Piersia, Instytut Matki i Dziecka, ul. Kasprzaka 17a, 01-211 Warszawa, Polska.


Factors associated with cessation of exclusive breastfeeding in Poland were studied in 10156 randomly selected infants aged 1-6 months. They were breastfed at the time of data collection. Among them, 4929 (48.5%) infants were exclusively breastfed. In multiple logistic regression analysis, the factors associated with cessation of exclusive breastfeeding were: use of a pacifier, short duration of total breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding accepted by mothers, first child in the family, primary education of parents, mother working in farming and non-employed father, maternal smoking and maternal age over 34 years.

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