Journal article

Breastfeeding and maternal eating behaviours are associated with child eating behaviours: findings from the ROLO Kids Study

Cara A Yelverton, Aisling A Geraghty, Eileen C O'Brien, Sarah Louise Killeen, Mary K Horan, Jean M Donnelly, Elizabeth Larkin, John Mehegan, Fionnuala M McAuliffe

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition | SPRINGERNATURE | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Child eating behaviours can negatively contribute to the development of childhood obesity. This study investigated associations between breastfeeding habits, maternal eating behaviours and child eating behaviours, in 5-year-old children. METHODS: Secundigravida women were recruited to the ROLO dietary randomised controlled trial (Dublin, Ireland) and were followed up with their children to 5 years of age. Breastfeeding exposure and duration were obtained at postnatal and infant follow-up at 2 and 6 months and 2 and 5 years. At 5 years, maternal and child eating behaviours were measured using the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire and the Child Eating Behaviour Questionnaire, respe..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Health Research Board Ireland, the Health Research Centre for Health and Diet Research, the National Maternity Hospital Medical Fund and the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), project EarlyNutrition under Grant Agreement No. 289346.