Parent use of food to soothe infant/toddler distress and child weight status. An exploratory study.

@article{Stifter2011ParentUO,
  title={Parent use of food to soothe infant/toddler distress and child weight status. An exploratory study.},
  author={Cynthia A. Stifter and Stephanie Anzman-Frasca and Leann Lipps Birch and Kristin M Voegtline},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={693-9}
}
The aim of the present study was to explore the parent feeding practice of using food to soothe infant/toddler distress and its relationship to child weight status. Seventy eight families with infants and toddlers (43 males) ranging in age from 3 to 34 months (M=14 mos, SD=9 mos) completed a survey which included questions on their use of food to soothe, questionnaires on parent feeding practices, parenting self-efficacy, child temperament and child's weight and length at the time of their last… CONTINUE READING
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