Infant feeding in relation to eating patterns in the 2nd year of life and weight status in the 4th year

Elizheeba Christie Abraham, Jon Godwin, Andrea Sherriff, Julie Armstrong

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Abstract

Objective: To explore associations of early infant feeding with (i) eating patterns
in the second year of life and (ii) weight status in the fourth year of life in a
prospective cohort of children in Scotland.
Design: Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) longitudinal birth cohort study
(2005–2008).
Setting: Scotland, UK.
Subjects: Children aged 9–12 months (n 5217) followed through to 45–48 months.
Results: Infant feeding was associated with eating patterns, defined by using SPSS
two-step cluster analysis, in the second year of life. Children who were ever
breast-fed compared with never breast-fed (adjusted OR 5 1?48, 95 % CI 1?27,
1?73) were more likely to have a positive eating pattern (Cluster 2). Children who
started complementary feeding at 4–5 months or 6–10 months compared with
0–3 months (adjusted OR 5 1?32, 95 % CI 1?09, 1?59 or AOR 5 1?50, 95 % CI 1?19, 1?89) were more likely to belong to Cluster 2. Breast-feeding was negatively
associated with being overweight or obese in the fourth year of life compared
with no breast-feeding (adjusted OR 5 0?81, 95 % CI 0?81, 1?01). Introduction
of complementary feeding at 4–5 months compared with 0–3 months was
negatively associated with being overweight or obese (adjusted OR 5 0?74, 95 %
CI 0?57, 0?97).
Conclusions: Breast-feeding and introduction of complementary feeding after
4 months were associated with a positive eating pattern in the second year of life.
Introduction of complementary feeding at 4–5 months compared with 0–3 months
was negatively associated with being overweight or obese.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNHS Health Scotland Maternal and Infant Nutrition Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Maternal and Infant Nutrition in Scotland: Unlocking Our Potential
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages1705-1714
Number of pages10
Volume15
Edition9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2013

Publication series

Name Public Health Nutrition
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number9
Volume15
ISSN (Print)1368-9800
ISSN (Electronic)475-2727

Keywords

  • infant feeding behaviour
  • eating patterns
  • weight status

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    Abraham, E. C., Godwin, J., Sherriff, A., & Armstrong, J. (2013). Infant feeding in relation to eating patterns in the 2nd year of life and weight status in the 4th year. In NHS Health Scotland Maternal and Infant Nutrition Conference : Improving Maternal and Infant Nutrition in Scotland: Unlocking Our Potential (9 ed., Vol. 15, pp. 1705-1714). ( Public Health Nutrition; Vol. 15, No. 9). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980012002686