Nutrition in early life, growth, and subsequent health over a lifetime are significantly interrelated. The aim of this study was to assess body composition changes in exclusively breast-fed infants from birth up to 6 mo of age. An observational, prospective, cohort study was conducted. Fifty-nine full-term, healthy, exclusively breast-fed infants underwent assessment of growth and body composition, using air-displacement plethysmograph (i.e. PEA POD) by Life Measurement, Inc. (Concord, CA). Body composition was assessed at birth, 2 wk, and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 mo of age. Mean birth weight (g) and gestational age (wk) of the infants were 3170 ± 420 and 39.21 ± 1.29, respectively. Percentage of fat mass increased significantly over the first 4 mo (p < 0.001), both in boys and girls, with no differences detected between boys and girls at any time point. This article provides preliminary in-depth data on whole-body composition, in exclusively breast-fed infants during the first months of life. Further studies assessing larger sample sizes are desirable to develop reference body composition data.
Quality Of Growth In Exclusively Breast-Fed Infants In the First Six Months Of Life: An Italian Study / P. Roggero, M.L. Giannì, A. Orsi, P. Piemontese, O. Amato, N. Liotto, L. Morlacchi, F. Taroni, D.A. Fields, P.M. Catalano, F. Mosca. - In: PEDIATRIC RESEARCH. - ISSN 0031-3998. - 68:6(2010), pp. 542-544.
|Titolo:||Quality Of Growth In Exclusively Breast-Fed Infants In the First Six Months Of Life: An Italian Study|
GIANNI', MARIA LORELLA (Secondo)
MOSCA, FABIO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1203/PDR.0b013e3181f85a20|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|