Stephanie Matlak

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In formula-fed infants, rapid weight gain during the first week of life is associated with later obesity. To examine the association between weight gain during the first week and overweight at age 2 among infants with various feeding practices and the relationship between exclusive breastfeeding in early infancy and overweight, we enrolled a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Although introduction of inappropriate foods and liquids in early childhood and their association with breastfeeding is commonly reported in US children, coffee use in very young US children and its association with breastfeeding is not. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the proportion of 1- and 2-year-olds in an urban population(More)
BACKGROUND The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative began in 1991. In 2010, approximately 3% of United States (US) hospitals were Baby-Friendly certified. When collecting data for related studies, we noted that many maternity staff erroneously claimed their hospital was Baby-Friendly.™ OBJECTIVE To determine whether maternity staff in US hospitals could(More)
BACKGROUND Distribution of industry-sponsored formula sample packs to new mothers undermines breastfeeding. OBJECTIVE Using data from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II (IFPS II), we aimed to determine whether receipt of 4 different types of bags was associated with exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life. METHODS We extracted data(More)
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