PMID: 7087876May 1, 1982Paper

Growth and feeding practices of Western Australian infants

The Medical Journal of Australia
N E HitchcockM Gracey

Abstract

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.

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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

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