Journal article

Prevalence, comorbidity and factors associated with sleeping, crying and feeding problems at 1 month of age: A community-based survey

Fallon Cook, Fiona Mensah, Jordana K Bayer, Harriet Hiscock

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: To examine, in a community cohort of healthy one-month-old infants, (i) the prevalence of early infant sleeping, crying and feeding problems; (ii) the extent to which they co-exist; and (iii) infant and mother characteristics associated with each problem alone and with comorbid problems. METHODS: A survey at 4 weeks of infant age examined the presence of infant sleeping, crying and feeding problems (yes/no); parenting self-efficacy; rating of self as a tense person; and doubts about parenting at bedtime. RESULTS: A total of 770 mothers (39% of those approached) with a total of 781 infants (11 twins) took part. Infant sleeping, crying and feeding problems were reported by 38.5, 27.4 and ..

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Grants

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


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


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Emeritus Ian St James-Roberts (Institute of Education, University College London), Brian Symon (Department of General Practice, University of Adelaide) and Warren Cann (Parenting Research Centre) for comments on early drafts of this manuscript. We thank the Maternal and Child Health nurses and co-ordinators across the local government area's of Wyndham, Brimbank, Yarra City and Moonee Valley for their assistance with the recruitment of families, and we also thank the families who participated. Funding for this research was provided by the Victorian Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), the Scobie and Claire MacKinnon Trust and the Population Health Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University. H Hiscock is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Award (Grant 607351). F Mensah is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (Grant 1111160). MCRI research is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.