Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Other - questionnaire

Study setting

Household

Age group of participant

Children/0-2

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

General

Sample size

n=847 (participants)

Breastfeeding reduces ultra-processed foods and sweetened beverages consumption among children under two years old

Goal

Identify feeding practices and to evaluate the association between breastmilk intake and complementary feeding, focusing on ultra-processed foods (UPF) and sweetened beverages, among children under 2_years old.

Results

The breastmilk intake was associated with lower odds of consuming non-recommended foods, such as cookies or crackers (OR: 0.29; IC 95%: 0.20–0.41) for children under 6_months, yogurt (OR: 0.33; CI 95%: 0.12–0.88) for children between 6 and 12_months and soft drinks (OR: 0.36; CI 95%: 0.17–0.75) for children between 12 and 24_months. Moreover, the breastmilk intake was associated with lower odds of consuming UPF (OR: 0.26; CI 95%: 0.09–0.74) and sweetened beverages (OR: 0.13; CI 95%: 0.05–0.33) for children under 6_months. For children between 12 and 24_months, breastmilk intake was associated with lower odds of consuming sweetened beverages (OR: 0.40; CI 95%: 0.24–0.65).

Authors

Spaniol AM, da Costa THM, Bortolini GA, Gubert MB.

Journal

BMC Public Health

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