publication . Article . 2007

Food-related sensory experience from birth through weaning: contrasted patterns in two nearby European regions.

Maier, Andrea; Chabanet, C.; Schaal, Benoist; Leathwood, Peter; Issanchou, Sylvie;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
Abstract This study describes infant feeding practices among mothers from two European regions from the perspective of early sensory experiences. Two groups of mothers, one in Dijon , France (n=139), the other in Aalen , Germany (n=157) with infants aged 4–9 months were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Clear between- and within-group differences in weaning practices were found, particularly with respect to breastfeeding duration (Aalen>Dijon) and exposure to flavour variety early in weaning (Dijon>Aalen). By 4 months, 65% of infants in Dijon and 20% in Aalen, had received their first non-milk, solid foods. Before beginning to wean, 39% of mothers in...
Subjects
free text keywords: [ SCCO.NEUR ] Cognitive science/Neuroscience, [SCCO.NEUR]Cognitive science/Neuroscience, BREASTFEEDING, WEANING, VARIETY, NON-MILK FOODS, EARLY EXPERIENCE, FLAVOUR PERCEPTION, EUROPEAN REGIONS, [SDV.AEN]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Food and Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics, General Psychology
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