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Acta Paediatr. 1996 Nov;85(11):1272-7.

Breastfeeding, smoking and the presence of the child's father in the household.

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Department of Community Medicine and General Practice, University of Oslo, Norway.

Abstract

The breastfeeding practice of 312 mothers attending mother and child health centres in Oslo, Norway, was measured using self-administered questionnaires. Having started with supplements at 3 months postpartum was related to having a spouse/cohabitant, smoking, and having only one child (logistic regression with civil state, age, education, smoking, number of children, social support, smoking x civil state, and education x civil state as independent variables). The frequency of having started with supplements increased with increasing maternal cigarette consumption. Among non-smoking, married/cohabiting mothers, the frequency of having started with supplements at 3 months postpartum was 41% if the spouse/cohabitant smoked, compared with 18% if he did not smoke (p < 0.01).

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