Journal article

Is breastfeeding associated with later child eating behaviours?

Wei Wei Pang, Keri McCrickerd, Phaik Ling Quah, Anna Fogel, Izzuddin M Aris, Wen Lun Yuan, Doris Fok, Mei Chien Chua, Sok Bee Lim, Lynette P Shek, Shiao-Yng Chan, Kok Hian Tan, Fabian Yap, Keith M Godfrey, Michael J Meaney, Mary E Wlodek, Johan G Eriksson, Michael S Kramer, Ciaran G Forde, Mary FF Chong Show all

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

Abstract

Individual differences in children's eating behaviours emerge early. We examined the relationship between breastfeeding exposure and subsequent eating behaviours among children from the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) cohort. Children (n = 970) were grouped according to their breastfeeding exposure: high (full breastfeeding ≥ 4 months with continued breastfeeding ≥ 6 months), low (any breastfeeding < 3 months or no breastfeeding) and intermediate (between low and high breastfeeding categories). Aspects of eating behaviour from ages 15 months to 6 years were captured using a combination of maternal reports (Child Eating Behaviour Questionnaire; Infant Feeding Question..

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Grants

Awarded by Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore


Awarded by UK Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Institute for Health Research


Awarded by European Union's Erasmus + CapacityBuilding ENeA SEA Project and Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), project EarlyNutrition


Awarded by European Union's Erasmus + CapacityBuilding ENeA SEA Project and Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), project ODIN


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Singapore National Research Foundation under its Translational and Clinical Research (TCR) Flagship Programme and administered by the Singapore Ministry of Health's National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore NMRC/TCR/004-NUS/2008; NMRC/TCR/012-NUHS/2014. KMG is supported by the UK Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12011/4), the National Institute for Health Research (as an NIHR Senior Investigator (NF-SI-0515-10042) and through the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre) and the European Union's Erasmus + CapacityBuilding ENeA SEA Project and Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), projects EarlyNutrition and ODIN under grant agreement numbers 289346 and 613977. Additional funding was provided by the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR).