Does the LATCH score assessed in the first 24 hours after delivery predict non-exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge?

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Aim: The aims of this study were to analyze the relationship between the LATCH score assessed in the first 24 hours after delivery and non-exclusive breastfeeding at discharge and to identify a cutoff for the LATCH score in order to identify women with higher risk of non-exclusive breastfeeding who may need additional breastfeeding support. Subjects and Methods: We conducted a prospective observational study in the Maternity Ward of the Institute for Maternal and Child Health "Burlo Garofolo" (Trieste, Italy) and collected data from 299 mother-infant dyads. Results: The rate of nonexclusive breastfeeding was inversely related to the LATCH score (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-430
Number of pages8
JournalBreastfeeding Medicine
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Maternity and Midwifery
  • Pediatrics
  • Health Policy

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