Relation entre l’obésité maternelle pré-gravide et l’intention et l’initiation d’allaitement dans la population canadienne

Authors: Verret-Chalifour, Julie
Advisor: Marc, Isabelle
Abstract: Maternal obesity is a health issue that is increasing in the Canadian population. However, it seems that breastfeeding practice, which is strongly encouraged because of significant benefits related to it, may be less initiated in obese women. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the effect of maternal obesity on breastfeeding intention and initiation in the Quebec population, while determining the significance of perinatal factors on the initiation of breastfeeding. A cohort study involving 6592 pregnant women has been used for this purpose. The results suggest that maternal obesity is associated with a two-fold rate of non-breastfeeding, despite the consideration of the higher incidence of adverse perinatal factors for breastfeeding in this population. Considering the benefits of breastfeeding and the increasing obesity rate, adapted interventions and specialized support should target both pre- and immediate post-natal periods in this population.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2015
Open Access Date: 23 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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