Navigation Links
Doctors can influence when parents wean children from bottle, study finds
Date:7/11/2010

TORONTO, Ont., July 12, 2010Family doctors and pediatricians can influence when parents wean their children from the bottle, thereby helping to reduce tooth decay, obesity and iron deficiency, according to a new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Only five minutes of advice at the nine-month "well baby" checkup about the dangers of prolonged bottle use resulted in a dramatic, 60-percent drop in the number of babies still using the bottle at age two, said Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a pediatrician at St. Michael's and lead author of the study.

Most of the babies whose parents received the advice stopped using the bottle by their first birthday, compared to 16 months for babies whose parents received no instruction, Maguire said. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends complete bottle weaning for healthy children by 15 months, but Maguire said many doctors and parents are not aware of this. Many parents continue bottle feeding well past that time, even until their children are three or four years old.

"If physicians counsel parents of young infants about the dangers of prolonged bottle use and when to stop using the bottle, the counseling actually works," said Maguire, whose research appears in the current issue of Pediatrics, the leading journal in the field.

"This shows it's possible for health professionals to positively influence the health behaviour of young children before they develop unhealthy habits and will hopefully lead to healthier children and healthier adults that they become."

Maguire and his colleagues from SickKids, Drs. Patricia Parkin and Catherine Birken, have created TARGet Kids!, an ongoing study of children's health and development in collaboration with community-based pediatricians and family physicians. It involves the largest database of inner-city children in Canada. Maguire is also an associate staff physician and adjunct sci
'/>"/>

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
ShepherdL@smh.ca
416-864-6094
St. Michael's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Nude-colored hospital gowns could help doctors better detect hard-to-see symptoms
2. STOP Obesity Alliance surveys show doctors, patients share role in weight loss, but ask, now what?
3. The sound of melanoma can help doctors find cancer
4. How to deliver the news? New advice for doctors diagnosing prenatal Down syndrome
5. International event brings worlds top cancer doctors to Queens
6. Study reveals conflict between doctors, midwives over homebirth
7. Doctors endorse vegan and vegetarian diets for healthy pregnancies
8. TGen spin-off MedTrust Online enables cancer doctors to quickly obtain best-available information
9. New book dissects statistics for doctors and medical students
10. UM School of Medicine scientists find hormone influences sensitivity to sweetness
11. How grazing lands influence greenhouse gas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/2/2015)... In the current eight ... the strongest competitors, showing outstanding performance in recognition ... is capable of a throughput of 5.000.000 fingerprints ... be ten times faster than most competitors and ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150402/738673-a ) , ...
(Date:4/1/2015)...  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... growing mobile commerce market, announces the second shipment of ... to early access pre-order customers. Feedback ... outlets including Walmart, Target, AT&T, Dunkin, Donuts, Stop & ... at all outlets and very easy to use. Several ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lc9bnl/global_gesture ) has announced ... in Automotive Sector 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... market in Automotive Sector to grow at a CAGR ... recognition is the ability of a device to identify ... recognition technology can be 2D-based or 3D-based. It uses ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 2DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 3NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 2NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 3NXT-ID Reports Second Shipment of Wocket Smart Wallets Underway to Early Access Pre-order Customers and Provides User Feedback 4Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive Sector Report 2015 - Growing Number of Partnerships 2
... for the first time future losses in deep-sea marine life, using ... ecosystems are not safe from the impacts of climate change. ... will decline by up to 38 per cent in the North ... These changes will be driven by a reduction in the plants ...
... as an effective tool for both the identification of known ... of DNA barcoding is based on the fact that just ... that there is less variation between the individuals of one ... comparing two barcode sequences one can establish whether these belong ...
... research indicates that melatonin has a major role in ... Huang and colleagues from Sun Yat-sen University in China ... receptor 1 in the caudal spinal trigeminal nucleus. Their ... (Vol. 8, No. 32, 2013), showed that when melatonin ...
Cached Biology News:Major reductions in seafloor marine life from climate change by 2100 2Museum bird DNA 'ready for use' in Naturalis Biodiversity Center 2
(Date:5/5/2015)... May 05, 2015 RURO, Inc., a ... FreezerPro® version 7, the latest major content upgrade to ... Upgrade is a significant advancement of ... in enhancing users experience, while also simplifying , ... system requirements , Download available immediately for ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA ), a molecular diagnostics ... of foodborne pathogens,  today announced that Paul G. Thomas ... 2015 Health Care Conference on May 12 at 8:00am PT. ... Las Vegas NV. ... the investor relations section of Roka Bioscience,s website at ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... (PRWEB) May 05, 2015 Hayden-McNeil ... services to develop custom course materials for smaller courses. ... enrollments as low as 200 students. , ā€œIā€™m ... broader range of higher education instructors,ā€ said Jeff McCarthy, ... country, we can do our part to make education ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... TEL AVIV, Israel , May 5, 2015 ... that the Company was approved to continue trading ... companies. OTCQB Marketplace allows for ... an electronic broker-dealers. Investors can have real-time quotes ... The OTCQB Marketplace includes ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RURO Releases version 7 of FreezerPro® software 2Hayden-McNeil Expands Publishing Program to Service Lower Enrollment Courses 2Tikcro Technologies Announces Approval to Continue Trading on OTCQB 2
... ... find and schedule an appointment for a local health screening, learn what to expect ... via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The health screening company’s new site ... ...
... METTLER ... Atex, at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ Annual Meeting, AAPS 2010. , ... (PRWEB) December 17, 2009 ... Annual Meeting, AAPS 2010 , in New Orleans, LA November 14-18, 2010. Visit ...
... has passed as fact among historians, journalists and politicians, and ... of the U.S. Congress: British forces used chemical weapons on ... claim has never been fully squared with the historical record, ... to Douglas,s research, forthcoming in the December issue of The ...
Cached Biology Technology:Website Redesign Enhances Global Health Screening Service's Online Presence 2Website Redesign Enhances Global Health Screening Service's Online Presence 3Particle Size Distribution Technologies at American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting 2010 2Despite claims, UK did not gas Iraqis in the 1920s, new research finds 2Despite claims, UK did not gas Iraqis in the 1920s, new research finds 3Despite claims, UK did not gas Iraqis in the 1920s, new research finds 4
...
Applications: Western blotting ...
...
Ethylene glycol-bis(2-aminoethyl ether)-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid...
Biology Products: