Association between exclusively breast fed infant and picky eating behavior in children below five years old: a cross-sectional study

World Nutrition Journal

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Title Association between exclusively breast fed infant and picky eating behavior in children below five years old: a cross-sectional study
 
Creator Sadeli, Ernestine Vivi
 
Subject Picky eaters
exclusively breastfeed
eating behavior
 
Description Background: Picky eating behaviors are prevalent during childhood and often linked to nutritional problems. Environmental factors play a role in taste and eating preferences, such as genetics, learning experiences, and culture including exclusive breast fed for six months. Nutritional problems deserve special attention for its long term consequences such as malnutrition, stunting, infection, social and cognitive impairment. In Indonesia, 50-60% parents have problems with picky eating behavior with their children.1 Objective: To investigate association between exclusively breast fed infant and picky eating behavior. Method: A cross-sectional study with purposive sampling was performed in 208 children at age below 5th years old in Serang. To assess picky eating behavior, the writer use Children Eating Behavior Questionnaire especially for food fussiness section (CEBQ-FF). Based on WHO recommendation, breast fed infant is infants that receive only breast milk for 6 months as an optimal way of feeding infants. Statistical analysis using chi square with p value < 0.05 considered being significant and odds ratio > 1 considered have causal effect. Result: Among 208 children, there are 123 children (59%) that have picky eating behavior and 43 children of them are exclusively breast fed. There is a relationship between exclusively breast fed infant and picky eating behavior (p=0.037). Exclusively breast fed is protective to picky eating behavior in children below 5th years old (OR= 0.43; CI 95%=0.51-0.6).Exclusive breast fed                  Picky eatersp valueOR (95% CI)Yes       NoYes43470.037 0.43 (0.51-0.6)No8038                                                                                                       Conclusion: From this study, there are 59% children that have picky eating behavior. Exclusively breast fed for six months is protective to picky eating behavior in children below 5th years old, which corresponds well with WHO recommendations.
 
Publisher Indonesian Nutrition Association
 
Date 2019-08-02
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://worldnutrijournal.org/OJS/index.php/WNJ/article/view/V03.i1.0012
10.25220/WNJ.V03.i1.0012
 
Source World Nutrition Journal; Vol. 3 No. 1 (2019): Volume 03 Issue 1 Include Supplements Oral Presentation Abstracts of 14th Symposium on Nutri Indonesia in conjunction with 6th International Nutrition Symposium; 31
2580-7013
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://worldnutrijournal.org/OJS/index.php/WNJ/article/view/V03.i1.0012/62
 

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