Study Outcomes End Points

The hypothesis tested was whether the BFHI-based intervention is effective in creating sufficient support for breastfeeding mothers and infants (relative to those sites not receiving the intervention) to prolong the duration ofbreastfeeding and, as a consequence, reduce infectious morbidity during the first 12 months oflife. The primary study outcome was the risk of one or more episodes of gastrointestinal infection. Secondary outcomes included the risk of 2 or more episodes of any respiratory infection, 2 or more upper respiratory infections, atopic eczema, and recurrent (>2 episodes) of wheezing; the prevalence of any breastfeeding at 3,6,9, and 12 months of age; and the prevalence ofexclusive and predominant breastfeeding at 3 and 6 months. Classification ofbreastfeeding as "exclusive" or "predominant" was based on WHO definitions45 applied to the cross-sectional infant feeding information at 1, 2, 3, and 6 months. The criteria for gastrointestinal and upper respiratory infection were based on the algorithms of Rubin et al21 modified to ensure a minimum duration of 48 hours. Rashes were considered to represent atopic eczema if they lasted at least 2 weeks or recurred after clearing for at least 1 week, were itchy, and occurred on the face and/or the extensor surfaces ofthe arms and/or the extensor surfaces of the legs.

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