A prospective investigation of the course of delivery and postpartum period in the maternity clinic and special department in Glostrup Hospital was undertaken and data concerning establishing of breast feeding and its course were registered. In order to assess the significance of various factors for the course of breast feeding, two materials of 125 deliveries in the maternity clinic and 170 deliveries in the special department, respectively, were compared, all of which were characterized by uncomplicated deliveries. Fourteen weeks after delivery 78.6% of the women from the maternity clinic and 57.7% of the women from the special department breast fed their infants. Breast feeding without supplements was employed by 69.1% from the maternity clinic and 52% from the special department, respectively. The social status of the women and the place of delivery were the only variables investigated which could explain the statistically significant differences in the course of breast feeding. The differences in the physical and mental environments in the two places of delivery which may be considered to have contributed to the difference in the course of breast feeding demonstrated here are discussed.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||The significance of the place of delivery and other factors for the course of breast feeding|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 15 maj 1989|