The impact of rotating night shifts on the breast milk collection volume among employed breastfeeding mothers

Chien Cheng Huang, Min Hsien Chung, Hung Jung Lin, Shio Jean Lin, How-Ran Guo, Hsien Yi Wang, Shih Bin Su, Chien Chin Hsu

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Objectives: The health benefits of breastfeeding are widely recognized. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months after birth and for two years or longer together with nutritionally adequate complementary foods. To respond to the needs of industry, employed breastfeeding mothers must adapt to the rotating night shift (RNS). However, the RNS is associated with a higher risk of health problems in career women. We investigated the relationship between the RNS and breast milk volume. Methods: Mothers who used a breastfeeding room while working at a technology company in Taiwan voluntarily participated in this study from March 1 through April 30, 2013. We compared two groups: breastfeeding mothers on (RNS+) and not on a RNS (RNS-) to determine independent predictors for breast milk volume. We analyzed data from 109 particThe collectionipants: RNS+ group n=56; RNS- group n=53. Results: There was no significant difference in daily milk collection volume between the groups. Daily milk collection frequency and exclusive breastfeeding were independent predictors for a daily breast milk collection volume >350 ml. Conclusions: The RNS may not affect the breast milk volume. This result may help the government and employers make policies more appropriate for supporting employed breast feeding mothers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Occupational Health
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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Breast Milk Expression
Breast Feeding
Mothers
Human Milk
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Insurance Benefits
Taiwan
Industry
Parturition
Technology
Food

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Huang, Chien Cheng ; Chung, Min Hsien ; Lin, Hung Jung ; Lin, Shio Jean ; Guo, How-Ran ; Wang, Hsien Yi ; Su, Shih Bin ; Hsu, Chien Chin. / The impact of rotating night shifts on the breast milk collection volume among employed breastfeeding mothers. In: Journal of Occupational Health. 2015 ; Vol. 57, No. 1. pp. 81-86.
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The impact of rotating night shifts on the breast milk collection volume among employed breastfeeding mothers. / Huang, Chien Cheng; Chung, Min Hsien; Lin, Hung Jung; Lin, Shio Jean; Guo, How-Ran; Wang, Hsien Yi; Su, Shih Bin; Hsu, Chien Chin.

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