Data from a longitudinal study of 153 low-income Peruvian infants were used to assess the relationship between internationally-recommended definitions of feeding practices and infants'monthly weight gain and weight status at 12 months.
Infants were classified into feeding categories using monthly reported data.
Analysis of variance was used to assess the relationship between reported usual feeding practices and growth.
Reported breastfeeding practices were compared to observed breastfeeding practices and to weighed breast milk intakes to determine the validity of recommended breastfeeding definitions.
Breastfed infants who consumed non-human milks during the first month of life gained less weight during that month (P<0.002) than exclusively and predominantly breastfed infants.
Reported daily nursing frequency was associated with observed nursing frequency and breast milk energy intake (P<0.05) for infants<9 months old.
Patterns of growth varied according to early diets.
Infants who consumed breast milk and non-human milks and those who were fully weaned by 4 months were more likely to be underweight at 12 months than other infants.
Infants classified as token breastfeeders (¾3 times/24 hours) from 0 to 120 days had monthly gains that were similar to those of fully weaned infants.
Infant feeding definitions should 1) continue to differentiate exclusively breastfed infants from other infants who are almost exclusive...
Mots-clés Pascal : Allaitement, Aliment pour nourrisson, Comportement maternel, Nourrisson, Homme, Développement staturopondéral, Epidémiologie, Pauvreté, Statut socioéconomique, Nutrition, Enquête, Pérou, Amérique du Sud, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Breast feeding, Infant food, Maternal behavior, Infant, Human, Somatic growth, Epidemiology, Poverty, Socioeconomic status, Nutrition, Inquiry, Peru, South America, America
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Code Inist : 002B20G01. Création : 199608.