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Determinants of using pacifier and bottle feeding

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Title
Determinants of using pacifier and bottle feeding
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Revista de Saúde Pública, August 2014
DOI 10.1590/s0034-8910.2014048005128
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Gabriela dos Santos Buccini, Maria Helena D’Aquino Benício, Sonia Isoyama Venancio

Abstract

To analyze the factors associated with the use of pacifiers and/or bottle feeding in infants aged under one year. This is a cross-sectional study with 34,366 children and using data from the database of the 2nd Nationwide Survey of Breastfeeding Prevalence performed in the Brazilian capitals and Federal District in 2008. Cluster sampling was used. The questionnaire included questions about the use of artificial nipples in the last 24 hours. The analysis considered three outcomes: exclusive use of pacifier, exclusive use of bottle feeding, and use of artificial nipples (pacifier and bottle feeding). Prevalence ratios were obtained using Poisson regression with robust variance following a hierarchical model. The following factors were associated with exclusive use of the pacifier: mother working outside the home, primiparity, child was not breastfed within the first hour, and child had consumed tea on the first day at home. The following factors were associated with exclusive use of bottle feeding: mother working outside the home, primiparity, low birth weight, child not breastfed within the first hour, and child had consumed milk formula and tea on the first day at home. The following factors were associated with use of artificial nipples (pacifier and bottle feeding): mother working outside the home, primiparity, cesarean delivery, the male gender, low birth weight, born in a hospital not accredited as "baby friendly", required health baby monitoring in the Primary Health Care Unit (PR = 0.91), and child had consumed milk formula, water, or tea on the first day at home. This study identified profiles of exclusive users of pacifiers, bottle feeding, and both. The provided information can guide preventive practices for child health.

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Country Count As %
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 97 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 25 26%
Student > Master 19 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 9%
Researcher 7 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 7%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 16 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 22%
Engineering 4 4%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 18 18%