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Breast-feeding, maternal feeding practices and mealtime negativity at one year.
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PMID:  16352374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper explores whether breast-feeding, mediated by lower maternal use of controlling strategies, predicts more positive mealtime interactions between mothers and their 1 year old infants. Eighty-seven women completed questionnaires regarding breast-feeding, assessing their control over child feeding and mealtime negativity at 1 year of infant age. Seventy-four of these women were also observed feeding their infants solid food at 1 year. Mediation analyses demonstrated that the experience of breast-feeding, mediated by lower reported maternal control over child feeding, predicted maternal reports of less negative mealtime interactions. The experience of breast-feeding also predicted observations of less conflict at mealtimes, mediated by observations of maternal sensitivity during feeding interactions. The implications of these findings are discussed.
C Farrow; J Blissett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-09     Completed Date:  2006-04-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding* / psychology
Eating / psychology*
Energy Intake
Infant Behavior*
Infant Food
Infant, Newborn
Internal-External Control
Maternal Behavior / psychology*
Mother-Child Relations*

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