Date of Award
Master of Public Health
GER is a frequently reported health concern in neonates, which may motivate changes in infant feeding modes and addition of solid food as a milk thickening agent to sooth reflux symptom, We analysed repeated measurements in the Infant Feeding Study II, 0505/0607, United States. A delayed model, taking the time order into account, showed that any combination of infant feeding with formula was a risk for reflux. Addition of solid food was not protective. The proportion of solid food use during the infancy increased from month 2 to month 12. Considering a reverse association (reflux -> feeding), preceding reflux significantly reduced direct breastfeeding (RR = 0.79, 95% CI [0.66, 0.94], p = .009). Hence, there seems to be a risk that mothers of infants with reflux stop protective breastfeeding in the following month.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Chen, Pei Lin, "Association Between Infant Feeding Modes and Reflux" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 891.