Breastfeeding following in vitro fertilisation in Switzerland-Does mode of conception affect breastfeeding behaviour?

Purtschert, Livia Amanda; Mitter, Vera Ruth; Zdanowicz, Jarmila Anna; Minger, Mirja Amadea; Spaeth, Anna; von Wolff, Michael; Kohl Schwartz, Alexandra Sabrina (2021). Breastfeeding following in vitro fertilisation in Switzerland-Does mode of conception affect breastfeeding behaviour? Acta paediatrica, 110(4), pp. 1171-1180. Wiley 10.1111/apa.15553

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AIM

Breastfeeding has numerous advantages. Our aim was to investigate whether breastfeeding initiation and duration in women with pregnancies conceived through in vitro fertilisation differ from spontaneously conceived pregnancies.

METHODS

This is a comparative cross-sectional study about breastfeeding behaviour performed at the Bern University Hospital including mothers of singletons conceived by in vitro fertilisation (n = 198) with or without gonadotropin stimulation between 2010 and 2016 (in vitro fertilisation group). They were compared to a population-based control group (n = 1421) of a randomly selected sample of mothers in Switzerland who delivered in 2014.

RESULTS

A total of 1619 women were included in this analysis. Breastfeeding initiation rates were high, similar between the in vitro fertilisation group (93.4%) and the control group (94.8%). No increased risk of stopping breastfeeding earlier after in vitro fertilisation treatment compared to the control group could be found over the observational period of 12 months (HR = 1.00, 95% CI 0.83-1.20, P = .984). There was no difference in breastfeeding initiation or duration after gonadotropin-stimulated vs unstimulated in vitro fertilisation.

CONCLUSION

In Switzerland, in vitro fertilisation treatments were not associated with earlier breastfeeding cessation. This result is reassuring for mothers undergoing in vitro fertilisation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS)

UniBE Contributor:

Mitter, Vera Ruth; Zdanowicz, Jarmila Anna; Minger, Mirja Amadea; von Wolff, Michael and Kohl Schwartz, Alexandra

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1651-2227

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Zehr

Date Deposited:

12 Jan 2021 16:54

Last Modified:

24 Mar 2021 01:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/apa.15553

PubMed ID:

32865282

Uncontrolled Keywords:

breastfeeding duration breastfeeding initiation gonadotropins in vitro fertilisation lactation

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/150146

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/150146

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