The Bacon Chow study: maternal nutritional supplementation and infant behavioral development.

@article{Joos1983TheBC,
  title={The Bacon Chow study: maternal nutritional supplementation and infant behavioral development.},
  author={Sandra K Joos and Ernesto Pollitt and William M{\"u}ller and D L Albright},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1983},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={669-76}
}
The effect of maternal nutritional supplementation during pregnancy and lactation on the mental and motor development of infants was studied in a rural population in Taiwan. Women were randomly assigned to 2 treatment groups: 1 received a high-calorie and protein supplement ("supplement" group); the other received a placebo ("control" group). Infants received no direct supplementation. At approximately 8 months of age, the mental and motor development of the infants was assessed using a… CONTINUE READING