Breastfeeding, Parenting, and Early Cognitive Development
ECLS-B, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth CohortI, RT, Item Response Theory, NCES, National Center for Education Statistics
To explain why breastfeeding is associated with children's cognitive development.
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
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gibbs, Benjamin G. and Forste, Renata, "Breastfeeding, Parenting, and Early Cognitive Development" (2014). All Faculty Publications. 2777.
The Journal of Pediatrics
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