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The effects of repeated exposure to garlic-flavored milk on the nursling's behavior.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8108198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present study investigated whether prior consumption of garlic by nursing mothers modifies their infant's behaviors during breast-feeding when the mothers again consume garlic. Three groups of mother-infant dyads were studied. The groups differed in the type (placebo or garlic) or the timing (d 5-7 or 8-10) of capsule ingestion by the mothers and, consequently, in the amount and recency of exposure their infants had to garlic-flavored milk during an 11-d experimental period. Each mother-infant pair was observed during two 4-h test sessions. The first session occurred at the beginning of the experimental period, when the mothers ingested placebo capsules (d 4); the second occurred at the end of the experimental period, when they ingested garlic capsules (d 11). During test sessions, the infants fed on demand and were weighed before and after each breast-feeding to determine the amount of milk ingested, and their behaviors during breast-feeding were monitored by videotape. The results demonstrated an effect of prior experience with garlic in mother's milk. The infants who had no exposure to garlic volatiles in their mothers' milk during the experimental period spent significantly more time breast-feeding after their mothers ingested garlic capsules compared with those infants whose mothers repeatedly consumed garlic during the experimental period. Moreover, the former group of infants spent significantly more time attached to their mothers' breasts during the 4-h test session in which their mothers ingested the garlic compared with the session in which she ingested the placebo.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
Authors:
J A Mennella; G K Beauchamp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric research     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0031-3998     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Res.     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-18     Completed Date:  1994-03-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0100714     Medline TA:  Pediatr Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  805-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-3308.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Breast Feeding*
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Female
Garlic* / chemistry
Humans
Infant
Male
Milk, Human* / chemistry
Plants, Medicinal*
Sucking Behavior / physiology
Taste / physiology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
DC00882/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS; HD07375/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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