Journal article

Profiles and Predictors of Infant Sleep Problems Across the First Year

Fallon Cook, Laura Conway, Deirdre Gartland, Rebecca Giallo, Elizabeth Keys, Stephanie Brown

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To identify profiles and predictors of maternal-reported infant sleep problems across the first postnatal year. METHODS: Survey data examining maternal mental and physical health, intimate partner violence (IPV), and infant sleep problems and night waking were gathered from a cohort of 1,460 nulliparous women at 15 weeks' gestation and when their infants were 3, 6, 9, and 12 months old. RESULTS: Latent class analysis revealed 5 profiles of infant sleep problems, including those who had few problems (24.7%), persistent moderate problems (27.3%), increased problems at 6 months (10.8%), increased problems at 9 months (17.8%), and persistent severe problems (19.4%). Persistent severe ..

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

Awarded by Melbourne Children's LifeCourse postdoctoral fellowships - Royal Children's Hospital Foundation

Awarded by NHMRC Research Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by project grants #191222, #433006, and #1048829 from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and small grants from ANZ Medical Research Fund and Rotary Health. F. Cook and L. Conway were supported by Melbourne Children's LifeCourse postdoctoral fellowships, funded by Royal Children's Hospital Foundation grant (#2018-984). S. Brown was supported by a NHMRC Research Fellowship #1103976, and R. Giallo was supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship #1109889. Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The funding organizations are independent of all researchers and had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the decision to submit the article for publication or in the preparation, review, or approval of the article.