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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New Video Abstract: Developmental trajectories of bottle-feeding during infancy

Dr. Alison Ventura discusses her study of patterns of infant bottle-feeding during the first year of life and the association of these patterns with infant weight gain. This research used an innovative methodology – group based trajectory mixture modeling – to address the limitations of previous research aimed at understanding links between infant feeding and health outcomes. This data-driven approach allowed for a better visualization of the balance between breast- and bottle-feeding that occurs for different subsets of infants, as well as how this balance changes across infancy. It also provided novel insights into associations between infant bottle-feeding and weight gain patterns.