PMID: 7087876May 1, 1982Paper

Growth and feeding practices of Western Australian infants

The Medical Journal of Australia
N E HitchcockM Gracey


Records from 12 metropolitan and six country Child Health Centres in Western Australia confirm a recent trend back to breast feeding; more than half the mothers were still breast feeding at three months. This trend was most marked and sustained in the highest socioeconomic group. Weight gains in infancy showed negative correlation with duration of breast feeding. By 12 months of age, infants from families in the lowest socioeconomic group, who breast-fed least, were significantly heavier than those from the highest. This fits our data which show an association between social class and breast feeding, and breast feeding and weight gain.



Mar 20, 1989·The Medical Journal of Australia·N E Hitchcock, J F Coy
Feb 1, 1994·Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health·S J RetallackR A Gibson
Feb 1, 1988·The Medical Journal of Australia·N E Hitchcock, J F Coy
Jul 4, 1988·The Medical Journal of Australia·A S Truswell
Oct 20, 1986·The Medical Journal of Australia·N E HitchcockA I Gilmour
Jun 1, 1992·Australian Journal of Public Health·S RedmanC Paul
Mar 1, 1985·Acta paediatrica Scandinavica·N E HitchcockA I Gilmour
Dec 1, 1991·Australian Dental Journal·M A Stacey, F A Wright
Oct 2, 1982·The Medical Journal of Australia·M GraceyN E Hitchcock
Nov 1, 1995·The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology·W Nicholson, H P Yuen

Related Concepts

First Birth
Breast Feeding, Exclusive
Health Services, Infant
Infant Food
Retrospective Studies
Urban Population

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection

Lipidomics can be used to examine the lipid species involved with pathogenic conditions, such as viral associated inflammation. Discovered the latest research on Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection.

Spatio-Temporal Regulation of DNA Repair

DNA repair is a complex process regulated by several different classes of enzymes, including ligases, endonucleases, and polymerases. This feed focuses on the spatial and temporal regulation that accompanies DNA damage signaling and repair enzymes and processes.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Torsion Dystonia

Torsion dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by loss of control of voluntary movements appearing as sustained muscle contractions and/or abnormal postures. Here is the latest research.

Archaeal RNA Polymerase

Archaeal RNA polymerases are most similar to eukaryotic RNA polymerase II but require the support of only two archaeal general transcription factors, TBP (TATA-box binding protein) and TFB (archaeal homologue of the eukaryotic general transcription factor TFIIB) to initiate basal transcription. Here is the latest research on archaeal RNA polymerases.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within the membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease in genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and MS4A.

Central Pontine Myelinolysis

Central Pontine Myelinolysis is a neurologic disorder caused most frequently by rapid correction of hyponatremia and is characterized by demyelination that affects the central portion of the base of the pons. Here is the latest research on this disease.