Effect of predominant breastfeeding duration on infant growth: a prospective study using nonlinear mixed effect models.

@article{Spyrides2008EffectOP,
  title={Effect of predominant breastfeeding duration on infant growth: a prospective study using nonlinear mixed effect models.},
  author={Maria Helena Constantino Spyrides and Cl{\'a}udio Jos{\'e} Struchiner and Maria Tereza Serrano Barbosa and Gilberto Kac},
  journal={Jornal de pediatria},
  year={2008},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={237-43}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to assess the effect of predominant breastfeeding duration on infant growth by means of repeated measurements model. METHODS This prospective study is comprised of four follow-up evaluations at approximately 0.5, 2, 6 and 9 months after birth, including structured interviews that simultaneously gathered information regarding infant growth and breastfeeding practices. The study took place in a healthcare center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1999 to 2001… CONTINUE READING