Journal article

Weight in the First Year of Life: Associations with Maternal Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain-Findings from a Longitudinal Pregnancy Cohort

Skye McPhie, Helen Skouteris, Richard P Mattick, Judy Wilson, Ingrid Honan, Steve Allsop, Lucy Burns, Elizabeth Elliott, Samantha Teague, Craig A Olsson, Delyse Hutchinson



Objective To investigate the obesogenic influence of maternal prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on infant weight at birth and 12 months postpartum in an Australian general population sample. Methods Data on 1,305 pregnant women were collected on prepregnancy BMI and GWG through maternal interview, on infant weight at birth through hospital records, and on infant weight 12 months postbirth through direct measurement. Relationships between prepregnancy, gestational weight exposures, and infant weight outcomes were assessed with and without adjustment for potential confounding. Results We observed a 14 to 24 g increase in infant birth weight for every 1 kg inc..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The researchwas funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; Project Grant #GNT630517) to Richard P. Mattick, Delyse Hutchinson, Steve Allsop, Jake Najman, Elizabeth Elliott, Lucy Burns, Sue Jacobs, Craig A. Olsson, and Anne Bartu, and was financially supported by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) and the University of New South Wales. NDARC and the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, are funded by the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvements Grants Fund. We also acknowledge financial support from Australian Rotary Health, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, and the Financial Markets Foundation for Children (Australia). Richard P. Mattick is financially supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship Award from the NHMRC. Delyse Hutchinson is financially supported by an Australian Unity Industry Partner Senior Research Fellowship. Craig A. Olsson is supported by an Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (DORA: DP 130101459). Elizabeth Elliott is supported by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship #1021480.