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. BMC Public Health

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

DOI