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Breastfeeding and obesity at 14 years: a cohort study.
J Paediatr Child Health 2006; 42(5):289-96JP

Abstract

AIM

To determine the influence of breastfeeding on overweight and obesity in early adolescence.

METHODS

Data about breastfeeding duration, BMI of children at 14 years, and confounding variables, were collected from an ongoing longitudinal study of a birth cohort of 7776 children in Brisbane. Prevalence of overweight and obesity at 14 years was assessed according to duration of breastfeeding, with logistic regression being used to adjust for the influence of confounders.

RESULTS

Data were available for 3698 children, and those not included were significantly different in age, educational level, income, race, birthweight, and small-for-gestational-age status. Breastfeeding for longer than six months was protective of obesity (OR 0.6, 95% CI 0.4, 0.96) though not of overweight. When confounding variables were considered the effect size diminished and lost statistical significance OR 0.8 (95% CI 0.5, 1.3). Breastfeeding for less than 6 months had no effect on either obesity or overweight though a trend was found for increased prevalence of overweight at 14 years with shorter periods of breastfeeding.

CONCLUSION

This investigation contributes to the gathering body of evidence that breastfeeding for longer than 6 months has a modest protective effect against obesity in adolescence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, Hull, UK. l.shields@hull.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16712560

Citation

Shields, Linda, et al. "Breastfeeding and Obesity at 14 Years: a Cohort Study." Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 42, no. 5, 2006, pp. 289-96.
Shields L, O'Callaghan M, Williams GM, et al. Breastfeeding and obesity at 14 years: a cohort study. J Paediatr Child Health. 2006;42(5):289-96.
Shields, L., O'Callaghan, M., Williams, G. M., Najman, J. M., & Bor, W. (2006). Breastfeeding and obesity at 14 years: a cohort study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42(5), pp. 289-96.
Shields L, et al. Breastfeeding and Obesity at 14 Years: a Cohort Study. J Paediatr Child Health. 2006;42(5):289-96. PubMed PMID: 16712560.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Breastfeeding and obesity at 14 years: a cohort study. AU - Shields,Linda, AU - O'Callaghan,Michael, AU - Williams,Gail M, AU - Najman,Jake M, AU - Bor,William, PY - 2006/5/23/pubmed PY - 2006/10/18/medline PY - 2006/5/23/entrez SP - 289 EP - 96 JF - Journal of paediatrics and child health JO - J Paediatr Child Health VL - 42 IS - 5 N2 - AIM: To determine the influence of breastfeeding on overweight and obesity in early adolescence. METHODS: Data about breastfeeding duration, BMI of children at 14 years, and confounding variables, were collected from an ongoing longitudinal study of a birth cohort of 7776 children in Brisbane. Prevalence of overweight and obesity at 14 years was assessed according to duration of breastfeeding, with logistic regression being used to adjust for the influence of confounders. RESULTS: Data were available for 3698 children, and those not included were significantly different in age, educational level, income, race, birthweight, and small-for-gestational-age status. Breastfeeding for longer than six months was protective of obesity (OR 0.6, 95% CI 0.4, 0.96) though not of overweight. When confounding variables were considered the effect size diminished and lost statistical significance OR 0.8 (95% CI 0.5, 1.3). Breastfeeding for less than 6 months had no effect on either obesity or overweight though a trend was found for increased prevalence of overweight at 14 years with shorter periods of breastfeeding. CONCLUSION: This investigation contributes to the gathering body of evidence that breastfeeding for longer than 6 months has a modest protective effect against obesity in adolescence. SN - 1034-4810 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16712560/Breastfeeding_and_obesity_at_14_years:_a_cohort_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2006.00864.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -