Sweet babies: chocolate consumption during pregnancy and infant temperament at six months.

  title={Sweet babies: chocolate consumption during pregnancy and infant temperament at six months.},
  author={K. Räikkönen and A. Pesonen and A. J{\"a}rvenp{\"a}{\"a} and T. Strandberg},
  journal={Early human development},
  volume={76 2},
  • K. Räikkönen, A. Pesonen, +1 author T. Strandberg
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Early human development
  • BACKGROUND Chocolate contains several biologically active components potentially having behavioral and psychological consequences. AIMS We tested whether chocolate consumption and stress experiences during pregnancy predict mother-rated infant temperament at 6 months. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS Prenatal frequency of chocolate consumption and intensity of psychological stress experience of the mothers, and temperament characteristics of the infants 6 months postpartum were evaluated in 305… CONTINUE READING
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