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Quality of growth in exclusively breast-fed infants in the first six months of life: an italian study.
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PMID:  20736880     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Nutrition in early life, growth, and subsequent health over a lifetime are significantly interrelated. The aim of this study was to assess body composition changes in exclusively breast-fed infants from birth up to 6 mo of age. An observational, prospective, cohort study was conducted. Fifty-nine full-term, healthy, exclusively breast-fed infants underwent assessment of growth and body composition, using air-displacement plethysmograph (i.e. PEA POD) by Life Measurement, Inc. (Concord, CA). Body composition was assessed at birth, 2 wk, and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 mo of age. Mean birth weight (g) and gestational age (wk) of the infants were 3170 ± 420 and 39.21 ± 1.29, respectively. Percentage of fat mass increased significantly over the first 4 mo (p < 0.001), both in boys and girls, with no differences detected between boys and girls at any time point. This article provides preliminary in-depth data on whole-body composition, in exclusively breast-fed infants during the first months of life. Further studies assessing larger sample sizes are desirable to develop reference body composition data. ABBREVIATIONS::
Paola Roggero; Maria L Giannì; Anna Orsi; Pasqua Piemontese; Orsola Amato; Nadia Liotto; Laura Morlacchi; Francesca Taroni; David A Fields; Patrick M Catalano; Fabio Mosca
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric research     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1530-0447     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Res.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100714     Medline TA:  Pediatr Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  542-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Maternal and Pediatric Sciences [P.R., M.L.G., A.O., P.P., O.A., N.L., L.M., F.T., F.M.], Fondazione IRCCS "Ca'Granda" Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Milan 20122, Italy; Department of Pediatrics [D.A.F.], Children's Medical Research Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117; Department of Reproductive Biology [P.M.C.], MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44109.
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