Breastfeeding and behavioral development: a nationwide longitudinal survey in Japan.

  title={Breastfeeding and behavioral development: a nationwide longitudinal survey in Japan.},
  author={Takashi Yorifuji and Toshihide Kubo and Michiyo Yamakawa and Tsuguhiko Kato and Sachiko Inoue and Akiko Tokinobu and Hiroyuki Doi},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={164 5},
OBJECTIVE To prospectively examine the prolonged effect of breastfeeding on behavioral development. STUDY DESIGN We used a large, nationwide Japanese population-based longitudinal survey that began in 2001. We restricted participants to term singletons with birth weight >2500 g (n = 41 188). Infant feeding practice was queried at age 6-7 months. Responses to survey questions about age-appropriate behaviors at age 2.5 and 5.5 years were used as indicators of behavioral development. We… CONTINUE READING
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