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Exclusive Breastfeeding and Other Foods in the First Six Months of Life: Effects on Nutritional Status and Body Composition of Brazilian Children

Table 1

Comparison of BMI, total body fat mass in the android region and waist circumference according to different practices of exclusive breastfeeding and consumption of other foods in the first 6 months of life of children from 4 to 7 years, Viçosa, MG, Brazil 2010/11.

Variables of child feeding BMI
Median
(Min–Max)(kg/m2)
Total body fat mass
Median (Min–Max) (kg)
Fat mass in android region Median
(Min–Max) (g)
Waist circumference Median
(Min–Max) (cm) 

Months in EBF ( )
 0 ( ) 14,90 (12,30–20,00) 2,47 (1,07–10,96) 86,00 (38,00–719,00) 54,00 (46,50–75,80)
 1–3 ( ) 15,20 (12,60–21,50) 2,80 (0,90–12,34) 92,00 (41,00–71,00) 54,70 (47,10–72,30)
 4–6 ( ) 15,40 (12,40–22,20) 3,50 (1,34–17,02) 123,00 (40,00–1090,00) 54,30 (47,40–83,00)
value 0,394a 0,057a 0,239a 0,837a
Cow’s milk ( )
 Yes ( ) 15,20 (12,30–21,50) 2,64 (0,90–12,34) 89,00 (39,00–772,00) 54,00 (21,00–143,00)
 No ( ) 15,30 (12,40–22,20) 3,25 (1,07–17,02) 115,00 (38,00–1090,00) 53,00 (28,00–162,00)
value 0,469b 0,438b 0,100b 0,254b
Dairy formula ( )
 Yes ( ) 15,00 (12,30–21,50) 3,10 (0,90–12,34) 106,00 (38,00–772,00) 55,00 (46,50–75,80)
 No ( ) 15,40 (12,40–22,20) 2,92 (1,47–17,02) 99,00 (39,00–1090,00) 54,00 (47,40 −83,00)
value 0,281b 0,726b 0,826b 0,729b
Age of introduction of solid foods (months) ( )1
 0–3 ( )
 4–6 ( )
value
15,40 (12,30–20,00)
15,20 (12,40–22,20)
0,836b
2,80 (0,90–10,96)
3,09 (1,07–17,02)
0,511b
102,00 (42,00–719,00)
105,00 (38,00–1090,0)
0,834b
55,00 (46,50–75,80)
54,00 (46,50–83,00)
0,464b

BMI: body mass index; EBF: exclusive breastfeeding; Min: minimum; Max: maximum; 14 children were not included because they were being fed artificial milk and closed service at PROLAC previously to the introduction to solid foods.
aKruskal Wallis’s test;
bMann-Whitney’s test.

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