Mothers who breastfeed more likely to quit when living with smokers, says new study

New research has found that mothers who are breastfeeding and living with smokers are more likely to stop nursing earlier than those who live in non-smoking households. Carried out by researchers at the University of Hong Kong School of Nursing and the University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Canada, the study looked at 1,240 mother and baby pairs from four major hospitals in Hong Kong. The mothers were asked to complete questionnaires to collect data on maternal, paternal and household smoking habits, as well as other influencing factors. The researchers then followed up with participants with a phone interview at 12 months or when they had finished breastfeeding. ...

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