Navigation Links
Temple researchers look for behavioral link between breastfeeding and lower risk of obesity
Date:10/27/2008

Breastfeeding has a number of positive health benefits for baby: it can prevent ear infections and allergies, and lowers the risk of developing respiratory problems. It can also help prevent against obesity later in life, but the reason for this still isn't known.

In an effort to find this link, Katherine F. Isselmann, M.P.H., a doctoral candidate in Temple's department of public health, has been comparing the feeding habits of mothers who breastfed their babies and mothers who bottle fed their babies, and has also examined the eating habits of their pre-school aged children.

In preliminary research presented at this year's American Public Health Association annual meeting on Oct. 28, Isselmann and faculty members in the department of public health at the College of Health Professions surveyed more than 120 mothers on whether they had breastfed or bottle-fed their babies, using either pumped breast milk or formula.

They found breastfed children could more easily determine when they were full. Children who were bottle-fed with pumped breast milk were less likely to respond to the feeling of being full by the time they were preschool-aged. Also, children who had a lower response to fullness had a higher body mass index (BMI).

According to Isselmann, these results suggest a behavioral link between breastfeeding and obesity prevention, in that children who are breastfed grow to have more positive eating behaviors, which could help prevent obesity later in life.

"Mothers who bottle feed often focus on a set amount of ounces per day or time schedule for feeding," said Isselmann. "This could lead mothers to rely more on the bottle for feedback than on the infant's cues of fullness and hunger."

She says with breast-feeding, the ability to measure in ounces how much a baby has eaten isn't there, so mothers can become more in tune with when their babies are done eating and babies are able to develop their own internal cues to signal when they feel full.

While some women may choose not to breastfeed, Isselmann says it's important to encourage mothers who bottle-feed to adopt more infant-focused feeding habits exhibited by mothers who breastfeed.

"The theory of 'x ounces per day' isn't set in stone for growing babies. Some days they may need more food, other days they may need less," said Isselmann.


'/>"/>

Contact: Renee Cree
renee.cree@temple.edu
215-707-1583
Temple University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. PAs Smoking Ban Should Filter Into Homes and Cars Too, According to Temple University Expert
2. Temple, Fox Chase and Geisinger create Keystone Institute for Translational Medicine
3. Temple University Hospital Ranked Among Best in America for Respiratory Disorders by U.S. News & World Report
4. Thomson Reuters Honors Temple University Health System for Initiative That Cut Costs $64 Million and Grew Clinical Service Lines
5. Temple and Fox Chase partner on research and education
6. 4th annual Templeton-Cambridge fellowships awarded to 10 noted journalists
7. Temple University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine and Crozer-Keystone Health System Collaborate to Provide Comprehensive Kidney Care
8. Temple Emergency Medicine receives $1.8M to find best MRSA treatment
9. Thailand: Partners Open Free AIDS Treatment Clinic in Renowned AIDS Temple in Lop Buri
10. MU researchers advance health communication for at-risk populations
11. Researchers Find More Genes Linked to Lung Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... for contaminated soil, dredged material, and hazardous and non-hazardous materials announced today the ... Pennsylvania. This acquisition will add four additional processing facilities and a vast ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Digital Scientists, a software innovation lab specializing in web design ... Greenville, South Carolina location. The lab has set up shop at the renowned ... with South Carolina clients for years from our office here in Atlanta,” explains Digital ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The iaedp Foundation, the premier provider of educational programs and ... from the full spectrum of disordered eating, announced today that the 2017 Symposium set ... 50 states and several countries converged on the Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... (ONS) wanted to create a communications platform that positions them as the go-to ... and ONS reinvented their online publication as an always-on, always-fresh news, views and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... Viewers who like ... of critical historical facts, cultural practices, goods, services, and societal issues tend to appreciate ... look into the popular practice of utilizing running events for causes around the world. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... --  Genprex, Inc. , a privately held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing ... Company,s Chief Operating Officer, is scheduled to present a corporate overview ... Annual Cancer BioPartnering & Investment Forum: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at ... ... Annual Future Leaders in Biotech Industry – Friday, April 7, 2017 ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... and PUNE, India , March 24, 2017 ... estimated to reach $2,614 million by 2022, Globally, registering a CAGR of 5.1% from ... highest revenue, and is projected to dominate the market during the study period. ... ... Research Logo ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Mar. 24, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... The global wound care market ... at a CAGR of 6.7% during 2016-2022 Among the various ... largest share in the global market in 2015. Among the various applications, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: