Title

Breastfeeding, Parenting, and Early Cognitive Development

Keywords

ECLS-B, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth CohortI, RT, Item Response Theory, NCES, National Center for Education Statistics

Abstract

To explain why breastfeeding is associated with children's cognitive development.

Study design

By using a nationally representative longitudinal survey of early childhood (N = 7500), we examined how breastfeeding practices, the early introduction of solid foods, and putting an infant to bed with a bottle were associated with cognitive development across early childhood. We also explored whether this link can be explained by parenting behaviors and maternal education.

Original Publication Citation

Gibbs, Benjamin G., & Renata Forste. 2014. “Breastfeeding, Parenting, and Early Cognitive Development.” The Journal of Pediatrics, 164(3):487-493

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-3

Publisher

The Journal of Pediatrics

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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