Socioeconomic Status, Infant Feeding Practices and Early Childhood Obesity
Bottle feeding, breastfeeding, early childhood obesity, social class
- Children from low socioeconomic households are at greater risk of obesity.
- Children predominantly breastfed have a reduced risk of early childhood obesity.
- Yet, it is not known how feeding patterns mediate the relationship between social class and obesity.
Original Publication Citation
Gibbs, Benjamin, & Renata Forste. 2014.“Socioeconomic Status, Infant Feeding Practices, and Early Childhood Obesity.” PediatricObesity, 9(2):135-146
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gibbs, Benjamin G. and Forste, Renata, "Socioeconomic Status, Infant Feeding Practices and Early Childhood Obesity" (2013). All Faculty Publications. 2778.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
© 2013 The Authors. Pediatric Obesity © 2013 International Association for the Study of Obesity