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Modern and traditional diets for Noongar infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20546100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIM: Describe breast- and bottle-feeding patterns and the introduction of solid feeds and sugar containing drinks to the dietary intake of a cohort of urban Aboriginal infants in the first year of life.
METHODS: Two hundred and seventy-four infants were recruited to a cohort study and information about infant nutrition was collected from their mothers during face to face interviews when the infants were aged 6-12 weeks, 7-8 months and 12 months old.
RESULTS: 88.3% of mothers initiated breast-feeding, but only 43.8% of infants were exclusively breast-fed at 6-12 weeks. By 12 months of age 69.8% of babies had received fruit juice in their bottles, 59.8% received cordial. 64.5% of infants were given water in their bottles. The majority of infants had received 'fast foods' by 12 months of age with 56.2% had been given coca cola, 68% lemonade and 78% fried chips.
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights areas in which nutrition health promotion can be targeted to prevent common childhood health problems including promoting and supporting mothers to sustain breast-feeding and opportunities to reduce the sugar and fat intake among infants.
Authors:
Sandra J Eades; Anne W Read; Daniel McAullay; Bridgette McNamara; Kerin O'Dea; Fiona J Stanley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1440-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-403     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Breast Feeding
Diet / adverse effects,  ethnology*
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant Food
Interviews as Topic
Male
Mothers
Nutrition Assessment*
Oceanic Ancestry Group*
Western Australia

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