Poster Topical Area: Maternal, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition
Location: Hall D
Poster Board Number: 319
Objective: To report breastfeeding practices (BFP) in obese Mexican women participating in a randomized trial.
Methods: We recruited women with body mass index (BMI) > 28 kg/m2 after the second trimester of pregnancy and followed them to 12 m pospartum. We included 101 women who delivered singleton infants with information of feeding practices. BFP were measured monthly for the first six months by phone interview, except at one month pospartum, when women were visited at their home, and every two months from 6 months onward. BFP were estimated with the status quo method.
Results: On average women were 28. 4 ± 4. 1 weeks pregnant at recruitment, 25. 6 ± 6. 0 y of age and 30. 8 ± 2. 7 BMI. The percentage of exclusively breastfed infants (EBF) was 68. 1 and 58 % at < 1 and 2 months, respectively. At the fllow-up, the prevalence of EBF in infants < 6 m was 27. 9%, whereas 42. 6% had predominant breastfeeding.
Conclusions: This paper describes BFP during 6 months among overweight and obese Mexican women.
The Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT) and Universidad Iberoamericana financed this study, holding the rights to presented data.
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico