Basic Summary for Breast Feeding


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Main name of condition: Breast Feeding
Other names or spellings: Lactation, Breast feeding conditions, Breastfeeding conditions


What is Breast Feeding?
  Brief description of Breast Feeding: Nursing an infant with breast milk.
  Parent types of Breast Feeding: Breast conditions
  Organs Affected by Breast Feeding: breast
How serious is Breast Feeding?
  Complications of Breast Feeding: see complications of Breast Feeding
What causes Breast Feeding?
  Risk factors for Breast Feeding: see risk factors for Breast Feeding
Can anyone else get Breast Feeding?
  More information: see contagiousness of Breast Feeding
Society issues for Breast Feeding
  Hospitalization statistics for Breast Feeding: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Breast Feeding:
  • 0.003% (383) of hospital consultant episodes were for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast were for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.005% (2,778) of hospital bed days were for fetus or newborn affected by noxious influence transmitted via placenta or breast in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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