Breastfeeding indicators and misclassification of exclusive breastfeeding duration within a contemporary NZ cohort
Growing Up in New Zealand
Teresa Gontijo de Castro
Health and Wellbeing
Breastfeeding provides benefits for children, women, and the society. Currently NZ does not have available data on breastfeeding indicators that are generalizable to the national birth cohort. Additionally, studies have reported high levels of bias for exclusive breastfeeding duration estimated solely through retrospective maternal report, suggesting the need of accrual methods in order to minimize missclassification for the indicator. This project objectives to describe breastfeeding indicators and its maternal associated factors, as well to describe misclassification of exclusive breastfeeding duration in a contemporary representative sample of NZ children.