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What do Québec children eat during their first six months?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15363115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Study objectives were to describe the introduction of foods and beverages and the use of vitamin and/or mineral supplements among infants aged six months, and to identify factors associated with following Québec recommendations on introducing foods and beverages. Study subjects were primiparous women interviewed by phone when their infants were approximately six months old. Data were gathered on foods and beverages offered to infants, the age at which these were introduced, and supplements. The use of each food, beverage, and supplement was evaluated according to recommendations. Mean age at which foods were introduced and proportions of women who followed recommendations were calculated. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to identify the factors associated with following recommendations. Results indicated that among the 1,937 interviewed mothers, 212 (10.9%) exclusively breast-fed their infants before age four months, 1,073 (55.4%) breast-fed their infants at birth but gave them formula or foods before age four months, and 652 (33.7%) formula-fed their infants at birth. Factors associated with adherence to recommendations were breast-feeding exclusively, being older than 30 years, an annual family income of at least 60,000 dollars, and being a non-smoker. Few mothers followed all the recommendations.
Marie-Claire Lepage; Jocelyne Moisan; Michel Gaudet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of dietetic practice and research : a publication of Dietitians of Canada = Revue canadienne de la pratique et de la recherche en diététique : une publication des Diététistes du Canada     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1486-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Diet Pract Res     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-14     Completed Date:  2004-10-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9811151     Medline TA:  Can J Diet Pract Res     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Direction régionale de santé publique de la Capitale nationale, Québec.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Bottle Feeding / statistics & numerical data
Breast Feeding / statistics & numerical data*
Infant Food* / statistics & numerical data
Infant Formula
Multivariate Analysis
Nutrition Policy

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