Navigation Links
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants
Date:4/28/2012

SATURDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Poor mothers who are single or who have depression are more likely to overfeed their infants by adding cereal to baby bottles, a practice that can lead to excess weight gain in infants, a new study reveals.

For the study, U.S. researchers examined data from 254 mothers of infants in low-income, primarily Hispanic households and found that 24 percent of the mothers put cereal in baby bottles. Those with depression were 15 times more likely to do so than those without depression.

"Depression is very common in low-income mothers and makes it more difficult to engage in beneficial parenting practices in general," lead author and general academic pediatrics fellow Dr. Candice Taylor Lucas, an associate professor of pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, said in an American Academy of Pediatrics news release.

"Our results are especially concerning because they suggest that depressed mothers may be more likely to add cereal to the bottle, which may increase their children's risk of obesity," Lucas added.

The researchers also found that single mothers were much more likely to add cereal to bottles, along with mothers who felt their children had intense emotional reactions to daily routines.

"Overall, these findings demonstrate that stressors prevalent in low-income households, such as depression, single parenthood and associated infant behavioral challenges, influence feeding practices likely to promote obesity," Lucas concluded. "It is important to provide support for parents related to healthy feeding practices if we are to end the epidemic of childhood obesity."

The study was slated for presentation Saturday at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Boston. The data and conclusions of research presented at medical meetings should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.<
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. K-State Study Finds Abundance of Food Stores, Not Lack of Them, Puts Low-Income Women In Small Cities at Higher Risk of Obesity
2. Study: Kidney disease a big risk for younger, low-income minorities
3. Case managers help low-income women receive more timely breast cancer diagnosis
4. Pediatricians find link between cumulative hardships and health in low-income young children
5. Counseling increased mammography use among low-income women with health insurance
6. Low-Income Children Not Getting Adequate Dental Care
7. Medical home care approach improves efficiency and care at clinic for low-income families
8. Study identifies barriers to successful treatment of children with sarcoma in low-income countries
9. Low-Income Families Hit Harder by High Deductibles
10. Black, Low-Income Patients More Disabled by Parkinsons Complications
11. Vitamins C and E linked to metabolic syndrome in low-income Ecuadorians
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants
(Date:4/24/2014)... epidemic of prescription opioid overdose deaths was outlined yesterday ... by leaders of agencies in the U.S. Department of ... health care providers to expand their use of medications ... describes a number of misperceptions that have limited access ... how medications can be used in combination with behavior ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... Dartmouth has been awarded one of 30 grants ... a Lead Academic Participating Site in its new ... are a select groups of investigators charged with distributing ... groups., The NCTN grant system reflects recommendations from a ... operations to achieve four goals:, Faster design, ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... at the University of York reveals that a process ... the nervous system may also play a pivotal role ... team, led by Dr Will Brackenbury, a Medical Research ... has studied how voltage-gated sodium channels assist in the ... the membranes of excitable cells, such as neurons, where ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Cancer Center researchers say clinical trials for a ... (AML) are very promising. Patients treated with CPX-351, ... daunorubicin, are showing better responses than patients treated ... , "Acute myeloid leukemia is an aggressive blood ... especially in older patients," explained Jeffrey Lancet, M.D., ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued ... Therapy for Endometrial Cancer: An ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline," ... in the treatment of endometrial cancer. The guideline,s ... issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), ... full-length guideline is available as an open-access article ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic 2Health News:HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic 3Health News:HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic 4Health News:Dartmouth awarded lead role in NCI clinical trials network 2Health News:Dartmouth awarded lead role in NCI clinical trials network 3Health News:Breast cancer replicates brain development process 2Health News:Moffitt Cancer Center's phase 3 study may be game-changer for acute myeloid leukemia 2Health News:ASTRO issues guideline on the role of postoperative radiation therapy for endometrial cancer 2Health News:ASTRO issues guideline on the role of postoperative radiation therapy for endometrial cancer 3
... ... ... ... ...
... reasonable decisions when they have limited information? ... Manski explores in his new paper, "Vaccination With ... published online by the Proceedings of the ... http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/02/05/0915009107.full.pdf+html . "Let,s say you,re a public ...
... changes will be passed anytime soon , THURSDAY, Feb. ... jump-start health care reform by holding a bipartisan summit ... its stated goal Thursday, with Obama asking legislators to ... Republicans responding with calls for scrapping the current effort ...
... ... ... ... ...
... Government Regulation: ... (PRWEB) February ... some of the stand-out questions include:, , ,   What ... standards impacted by the convergence of media and conflation of traditional media roles? ...
... , ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Elements Therapeutic Massage Announces Franchise Expansion Plan for Massachusetts 2Health News:Elements Therapeutic Massage Announces Franchise Expansion Plan for Massachusetts 3Health News:Elements Therapeutic Massage Announces Franchise Expansion Plan for Massachusetts 4Health News:Elements Therapeutic Massage Announces Franchise Expansion Plan for Massachusetts 5Health News:How can policymakers cope with ambiguity? 2Health News:Health Reform Summit Seems to Be Falling Short of Goal 2Health News:Health Reform Summit Seems to Be Falling Short of Goal 3Health News:Health Reform Summit Seems to Be Falling Short of Goal 4Health News:ValueOptions'(R) 'Anxiety Scale': Unemployment, Anxiety Ride Together to New Heights 2Health News:ValueOptions'(R) 'Anxiety Scale': Unemployment, Anxiety Ride Together to New Heights 3Health News:ValueOptions'(R) 'Anxiety Scale': Unemployment, Anxiety Ride Together to New Heights 4Health News:Alan Chapell, President of Chapell & Associates to Deliver Keynote at the Next AdMonsters US Leadership Forum 2Health News:Alan Chapell, President of Chapell & Associates to Deliver Keynote at the Next AdMonsters US Leadership Forum 3Health News:Highmark Inc. Prepares Now for the Diversity Boom Ahead 2Health News:Highmark Inc. Prepares Now for the Diversity Boom Ahead 3Health News:Highmark Inc. Prepares Now for the Diversity Boom Ahead 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... AARP Foundation today announced it has established a relief ... cold weather that has gripped much of the nation. AARP ... so to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and AARP ... mean up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program will ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ) ... approval condition to the announced tender offer for all of the ... a result of the waiver, the transaction is no longer conditional ... on January 24, 2014 following the currently scheduled expiration time, subject ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Fla. , Jan. 15, 2014  In an unprecedented effort to ... TB in ambulances and other transport vehicles, an advanced and portable ... rescue personnel for the first time. In order ... with these deadly pathogens, West Palm Beach ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2
... July 14, 2011 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 on Thursday, ... will be hosted by Ray Elliott, President and Chief Executive ... Officer. A live webcast of the discussion will ...
... MSA ), the global leader in the development, ... safety, announced today that it will broadcast a second quarter ... July 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The call ... parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific to Webcast Conference Call Discussing Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2MSA Schedules Second Quarter Earnings Webcast 2
... Carpal Solution offers relief from CTS pain ... different from other over-the-counter CTS treatments. It ... during sleep, the Carpal Solution gently reshapes ... Tunnel and eliminates hand pain, numbness and ...
... of Hemoglobin S in patient samples. Each ... and 20l of anticoagulated whole blood or ... test kit contains two bottles of phosphate ... and two vials of Sodium Hydrosulfite reagent ...
... tube for the collection, transport and retention ... flow cytometry. The preservative contained in Cyto-Chex ... blood cell cluster of differentiation (CD) markers ... collected in Cyto-Chex BCT are stable at ...
Streck-ONYX-Pack is specially designed for use on Coulter® ONYX Series instruments. Each pack contains diluent and lysing agent. The shelf life is one year from date of manufacture....
Medicine Products: