Relationships between Breastfeeding Patterns and Maternal and Infant Body Composition over the First 12 Months of Lactation

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Gridneva, Zoya; Rea, Alethea; Hepworth, Anna R.; Ward, Leigh C.; Lai, Ching T.; Hartmann, Peter E.; Geddes, Donna T.;
(2018)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Nutrients,volume 10,issue 1 (issn: 2072-6643, eissn: 2072-6643)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/nu10010045, pmc: PMC5793273
  • Subject: Nutrition. Foods and food supply | body composition | TX341-641 | anthropometrics | maternal factors | bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy | milk intake | human milk | ultrasound skinfolds | breastfed infants | Article

Breastfeeding has been implicated in the establishment of infant appetite regulation, feeding patterns and body composition (BC). A holistic approach is required to elucidate relationships between infant and maternal BC and contributing factors, such as breastfeeding pa... View more
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