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Feeding and growth of normal birth weight infants during the first year of life in Shanghai.
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PMID:  22749637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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AIM: This study aimed to explore the relationship between infant feeding practices and growth outcomes in the first 12months of life. DESIGN: Investigators completed 262 questionnaires, which included infant feeding patterns, feeding environment, feeding beliefs/attitudes and caregivers' feeding behaviors through on-site face-to-face interviews with the main caregivers of infants at 12months of age. The infant's weight and length at ages 6 and 12months were measured. SETTING: The study was conducted in urban Shanghai, China. SUBJECTS: This study included 262 healthy normal birth weight full-term singleton 6-month-old infants and their main caregivers. RESULTS: Among 262 infants, 86 (32.82%) infants were overweight [BMI-for-age z scores (BAZ)>+1] at 12months. Compared with normal weight infants, the overweight infants had higher birth weights (P=0.009). Furthermore, the overweight infants gained significantly more weight (P<0.001) in the first year of life. In normal weight infants, caregivers worried more about infants being "underweight" and "eating less" (P<0.001) whereas caregivers with overweight infants worried more about infants being "overweight" (P<0.001). Consequently, the total score of caregivers' over-feeding behaviors was significantly higher in normal weight infants (P=0.029). However, in overweight infants, the scores of "fed quickly within 10min" (r=0.223, P=0.039) and "feeding was the best way to stop the infant's fussiness" (r=0.285, P=0.008) were positively correlated with BAZ. CONCLUSIONS: Overweight in early life is associated with carelessness about excessive appetite and some particular infant feeding behaviors of caregivers in Shanghai.
Authors:
Jing-Qiu Ma; Li-Li Zhou; Yan-Qi Hu; Jin-Rong Liu; Shan-Shan Liu; Jie Zhang; Xiao-Yang Sheng
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6232     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-7-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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