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dc.contributor.authorGould, J.F.-
dc.contributor.authorYelland, L.N.-
dc.contributor.authorGibson, R.A.-
dc.contributor.authorMcPhee, A.J.-
dc.contributor.authorVarghese, J.-
dc.contributor.authorGrivell, R.-
dc.contributor.authorMakrides, M.-
dc.identifier.citationBMJ Open, 2022; 12(10):e066355-1-e066355-6-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Breastmilk is considered the gold standard for infant nutrition. Breast feeding is recommended as the sole source of nutrition between birth until around 6months of age and should be continued beyond this age as complementary foods are introduced. While breast feeding initiation is generally high in developed countries, continuation of breast feeding appears to drop rapidly. This is a prospective observational study of life that aims to characterise a current picture of infant feeding practices across the first year, and motivations for feeding practices, and to identify barriers and enablers for breast feeding. Methods and analysis: Caregivers with newborn singleton infants of normal birth weight are approached on the postnatal units of three hospitals in South Australia, or through targeted online advertising campaigns promoting the study. Caregivers are asked to complete surveys when their infant reaches 3, 5 and 7weeks’, and at 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 12 months of age. Initially, baseline characteristics, intentions and preferences for infant milk feeds, as well as reasons for preferences are captured. Latter surveys query how infants are being fed, difficulties or barriers to breast feeding, as well as any enablers (if breast feeding). Once infants reach 5months of age, surveys capture complementary feeding. A large opportunistic sample from the Adelaide community with a minimum of 1000 mother– infant pairs will be enrolled. The data will be analysed descriptively and using regression models. Ethics and dissemination: Women’s and Children’s Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee reviewed and approved the study (approval no HREC/19/ WCHN/140, approval date: 22 November 2019). Study results will be disseminated through academic meetings, peer-reviewed journals, in-services for postnatal healthcare services, results letters for participants and social media.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJacqueline F Gould, Lisa N Yelland, Robert A Gibson, Andrew J McPhee, Jojy Varghese, Rosalie Grivell, Maria Makrides-
dc.rights© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2022. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.-
dc.subjectCommunity child health-
dc.subject.meshBreast Feeding-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshWomen's Health-
dc.subject.meshMulticenter Studies as Topic-
dc.subject.meshSurveys and Questionnaires-
dc.subject.meshObservational Studies as Topic-
dc.subject.meshChild Health-
dc.titleProtocol for a multicentre prospective observational study of families with full-term infants on postnatal wards and in the community to capture feeding practices across the first year of life: the Mother Infant Lactation Questionnaire (MILQ) study-
dc.typeJournal article-
pubs.publication-statusPublished online-
dc.identifier.orcidGould, J.F. [0000-0003-2810-6870]-
dc.identifier.orcidYelland, L.N. [0000-0003-3803-8728]-
dc.identifier.orcidGibson, R.A. [0000-0002-8750-525X]-
dc.identifier.orcidMcPhee, A.J. [0000-0003-3820-5696]-
dc.identifier.orcidMakrides, M. [0000-0003-3832-541X]-
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