Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Clinical Epidemiology | Epidemiology | Infectious Disease | Maternal and Child Health | Pediatrics
The World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Physical Status: The Use and Interpretation of Anthropometry established reference anthropometric standards for the growth of healthy infants and children. As part of a prospective clinical study of dengue virus infections in infants, we measured the length and weight of healthy infants in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines at two scheduled study visits. We examined the correlation between breastfeeding and WHO anthropometric z scores during early infancy in San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines. We found that breastfeeding status and the frequency of breastfeeding during early infancy positively correlated with weight-based WHO anthropometric z scores.
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Citation: Libraty DH, Capeding RZ, Obcena A, Brion JD, Tallo V. Breastfeeding During Early Infancy is Associated with Higher Weight-Based World Health Organization Anthropometry. Open Pediatr Med Journal. 2013 Jun 28;7. doi:10.2174/1874309920130610001. Link to article on publisher's site
Breastfeeding, infant, anthropometry, weight, nutrition, bottle-feeding
The open pediatric medicine journal
Libraty, Daniel H.; Capeding, Rosario Z.; Obcena, Anamae; Brion, Job D.; and Tallo, Veronica, "Breastfeeding During Early Infancy is Associated with Higher Weight-Based World Health Organization Anthropometry" (2013). University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications. 391.