International Journal of Pediatrics / 2009 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Association between Infant Feeding and Early Postpartum Infant Body Composition: A Pilot Prospective Study

Table 1

Characteristics of mothers and infants according to type of feeding.

Maternal characteristicsEBF ( )MF ( )P-value

Age (years) NS
Years of schooling NS
Maternal height (m) NS
Maternal prepregnancy weight (kg) .034
Prepregnancy BMI (kg/ ) .011
Maternal weight at delivery (kg) .033
Pregnancy weight gain (kg) NS
Gestational age at delivery (weeks) NS

n (%)n (%)

Marital StatusNS
 Married25 (92.6)11 (84.6)
 Single2 (7.4)2 (15.4)

EthnicityNS
 White/Caucasian24 (88.9)10 (76.9)
 Black/African American3 (11.1)3 (23.1)

Employment statusNS
 Full time15 (55.6)8 (61.5)
 Part time7 (25.9)4 (30.8)
 Not working5 (18.5)1 (7.7)

Type of deliveryNS
 Vaginal/spontaneous23 (85.2)8 (69.2)
 Cesarean4 (14.8)4 (30.8)

Infant characteristics
Birth weight (kg) NS
Birth length (cm) NS

GenderNS
 Boys15 (55.6)7 (53.8)
 Girls12 (44.4)6 (46.2)

EBF: exclusive breasfeeding; MF: mixed feeding.

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