Navigation Links
Many heavily breastfed infants not getting needed dietary diversity
Date:5/3/2014

Approximately three of every four Cincinnati infants heavily breastfeed after the age of six months is not obtaining the level of dietary diversity recommended by the World Health Organization, according to a new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study.

The study raises the question of whether better education is needed about the importance of introducing at least four food groups a day after six months until the age of 2.

"Much of the previous work in the area of dietary diversity has focused on developing nations, where access to healthy and sufficient complementary foods may be limited," says Jessica G. Woo, PhD, a researcher at Cincinnati Children's and lead author of the study.

"Our research raises some concern about infants in developed nations, particularly the United States, who may not be achieving sufficient dietary diversity by one year of age. It is important to note, however, that our analysis did not determine the impact of dietary diversity on growth or nutritional status of these infants."

Dr. Woo will present her study at 1 p.m. Pacific time Saturday, May 3, at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver, Canada.

The researchers studied 365 breastfed infants in Cincinnati, Shanghai and Mexico City. Dietary diversity increased between 6 and 12 months, but less than 28 percent of highly breastfed Cincinnati infants received diverse diets between 6 and 12 months considerably fewer infants than in Shanghai and Mexico City.

Previous studies have expressed concern that if the diet isn't diverse there might be implications for poor growth in environments where food is scarce. "In Cincinnati, scarcity isn't really the issue," says Dr. Woo. "I would have worried more about scarcity in Mexico City, where the study participants are lower income, but those children seem to be achieving a reasonably diverse diet even when breastfed heavily."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Feuer
jim.feuer@cchmc.org
513-636-4656
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Study investigates extraordinary trout with tolerance to heavily polluted water
2. Heavily logged forests still valuable for tropical wildlife
3. New analysis of premature infants heartbeats, breathing could be cues for leaving NICU
4. Treatment to benefit African infants at risk of endemic fever
5. Women & Infants participating in study of treatment of common viral infection in pregnancy
6. Low-income moms under stress may overfeed infants
7. Same gene that stunts infants growth also makes them grow too big
8. Infants exposed to specific molds have higher asthma risk
9. Infants of overweight mothers grow more slowly
10. Antibiotic use in infants before 6 months associated with being overweight in childhood
11. RTS,S malaria candidate vaccine reduces malaria by approximately one-third in African infants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/15/2015)... 2015 According to a new ... (Rule-Based, Statistical, and Hybrid), Technologies (Recognition, IVR, OCR, Pattern ... by MarketsandMarkets, The Natural Language Processing Market is expected ... 18.4% for the forecast period 2015-2020. ... igures spread   through 155 P ages ...
(Date:6/15/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the ... commerce market, announces that its leading payment security technology, the ... Experience! @ NYC June 18th. Digital Experience! @ ... in technology to over 300 of the top media covering ... Pavilion in New York City from ...
(Date:6/11/2015)... Va. , June 11, 2015 ... technology, announced today that its IdentityX Mobile Authentication ... (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance is an industry consortium ... open standards for simpler, stronger authentication.  In order ... must pass a rigorous series of tests that ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 2Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 3Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 4Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020 5Wocket Smart Wallet Exhibiting at Pepcom Digital Experience! @ NYC June 18th 2Wocket Smart Wallet Exhibiting at Pepcom Digital Experience! @ NYC June 18th 3Daon's IdentityX Mobile Authentication Platform One of First Products to be Certified by FIDO Alliance 2
... of social and ethical challenges associated with research into, ... (9 June). The report, commissioned by the Biotechnology and ... Panel, is part of its programme to ensure that ... area of science and technology. Embargoed copies of the ...
... single organ may contain more than one type of adult ... the versatile cells to replace damaged tissue as a treatment ... of geneticist Mario Capecchi, the University of Utah,s Nobel Laureate. ... Nature Genetics, Capecchi and geneticist Eugenio Sangiorgi report that when ...
... to understand the design principles and origins of the ... evolutionary origins of the brain and how it evolved ... The research suggests that it is not size alone ... increasingly sophisticated molecular processing of nerve impulses allowed development ...
Cached Biology News:Synthetic Biology: funders move to address social and ethical challenges 2Caution on stem cell therapy 2Caution on stem cell therapy 3Caution on stem cell therapy 4Origins of the brain 2Origins of the brain 3
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2, 2015  Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX ) -- an ... monetization of intellectual property, today announced a litigation update. ... v. Verizon Services Corp. et al. , Case No. ... Eastern District of Virginia , the ... interpreting certain key claims in favor of the Defendants ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... PARK, N.C. and PARIS ... research firm AgBiome, and Genective, key developer of ... accelerate the discovery of new generations of insect ... for insect control to counter the realities of ... with Genective, aligning AgBiome,s unique insect control technology ...
(Date:7/1/2015)...  Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE:  AXON), a leading ... dementia, today announced that the company will host ... p.m. EDT following its presentation of RVT-101 clinical ... (AAIC). The event will include ... Lawrence Friedhoff , Chief Development Officer, will present ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... ... combat pathogen transmission. CTI’ new Medical Joysticks have an impermeable molecular barrier ... have an operator control device that will increase healthcare worker safety and reduce ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Spherix Issues A Litigation Update 2Spherix Issues A Litigation Update 3AgBiome and Genective collaborate to create novel insect-resistant crops 2Axovant Sciences To Host Investor Briefing And Live Webcast During AAIC 2015 Meeting 2Axovant Sciences To Host Investor Briefing And Live Webcast During AAIC 2015 Meeting 3Sanitized Medical Joysticks for a Safer and Healthier Work Environment 2
... Uroplasty, Inc. (Amex:,UPI) announced today that it will ... on Monday, November 10, 2008 at the New York,Palace ... Chief Executive,Officer and Medi Jiwani, Vice President and Chief ... financial,performance at 4:55 p.m. Eastern Time., Attendance at ...
... DIEGO, Nov. 4 ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (Amex: ANX ... of ADVENTRX, is scheduled to present at the Rodman ... scheduled to present,on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 at 2:50 ... place November 10-12, 2008 at the,Palace Hotel in New ...
... technology is one of the rapidly growing markets in life science ... is projected to reach $2.2 billion. Major factors that continue to ... the existing and emerging technologies. , ... San Jose, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Uroplasty to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Healthcare Conference in New York 2World Gene Amplification Technologies Market to Reach $2.2 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2World Gene Amplification Technologies Market to Reach $2.2 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3