Journal article

Early mother-child dyadic pathways to childhood obesity risk: A conceptual model

Heidi Bergmeier, Susan J Paxton, Jeannette Milgrom, Sarah E Anderson, Louise Baur, Briony Hill, Siew Lim, Rachael Green, Skouteris Helen

APPETITE | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Understanding the emotional quality of the mother-child dyadic relationship and parent-child feeding interactions may further clarify early developmental pathways to eating behaviours and obesity risk. The quality of parent-child relationships fosters all aspects of child development but has not yet been extensively examined in relation to childhood weight gain. The aim of this paper is to propose a conceptual model, which outlines early mother-child dyadic pathways linking parent-child feeding interactions to child body mass index, where parent-child relationships have a central role. It maps out individual and dyadic mother-child factors (i.e., attachment, child temperament and maternal me..

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