Mercedes Bonet

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Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers have been associated with exclusive breastfeeding duration, but little is known about the association with maternal full- and part-time employment and return to work in European countries. To study the associations between breastfeeding, any and almost exclusive (infants receiving breast milk as their only milk)(More)
PURPOSE To assess how exclusive and mixed breastfeeding varied depending on the characteristics of the mother, the newborn, and place of birth. METHODS A national representative sample of births included 14,580 live births. During the hospital stay, mothers were asked if the infant was exclusively breastfed, breast and bottle-fed (mixed), or only(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare breastfeeding rates at discharge for very preterm infants between European regions and neonatal units, and to identify characteristics associated with breast feeding using multilevel models. METHODS Population-based cohort of 3006 very preterm births (22-31 weeks of gestation) discharged home from neonatal units in eight European(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the dose-response relationship between breastfeeding duration and cognitive development in French preschool children. STUDY DESIGN In the French EDEN Mother-Child Cohort Study, we evaluated language ability with the Communicative Development Inventory (CDI) in 1387 2-year-old children and overall development with the Ages and(More)
AIM To assess breastfeeding trends in hospital, between 1998 and 2003, according to several characteristics of mothers and maternity units. METHODS Two representative national samples of births, comprising 13,600 live births in 1998 and 14,580 in 2003 were used. Data were collected during hospital stay. All newborns fed entirely or partly on breast milk(More)
The wide variety of infant formula available on the market can be confusing for parents and physicians. We aimed to determine associations between predominant type of formula used from birth to 4 months and parental and child characteristics and type of physician consulted, and then to describe relations between type of formula used and growth. Our analyses(More)
OBJECTIVES To study how individual and regional characteristics might explain regional variations in breast-feeding rates in maternity units and to identify outlier regions with very low or high breast-feeding rates. DESIGN Individual characteristics (mother and infant) were collected during hospital stay. All newborns fed entirely or partly on breast(More)
BACKGROUND Social factors affect the risk of very preterm birth and may affect subsequent outcomes in those born preterm. We assessed the influence of neighbourhood socio-economic characteristics on the risk and outcomes of singleton very preterm birth (<32 weeks of gestation) in two European regions with different health systems. METHODS Live births(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore differences in approaches to supporting lactation and breastfeeding for very preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in 3 European regions. DESIGN Qualitative cross-sectional study carried out by means of face-to-face semistructured interviews. Verbatim transcripts were coded using a theoretical framework derived from(More)