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Table 3 Measures of infant appetite and satiety at 6 months of age by mode of early feeding in offspring born to obese women (n = 353)

From: Mode of infant feeding, eating behaviour and anthropometry in infants at 6-months of age born to obese women – a secondary analysis of the UPBEAT trial

  Breastfeeding Formula feeding (N = 161) Mixed feeding (N = 27)
  Coef* 95% CI p-value Coef* 95% CI p-value
  Lower limit Upper limit   Lower limit Upper limit
Enjoyment of food REF −0.751 −1.235 −0.267 0.002 −0.909 −1.974 0.156 0.094
Food responsiveness REF 0.365 −0.745 1.476 0.518 1.583 −4.222 3.588 0.121
General appetite REF −0.180 −0.441 0.081 0.176 0.043 −0.399 0.486 0.847
Slowness in eating REF −0.035 −0.578 0.507 0.898 0.380 −0.618 1.379 0.455
Satiety responsiveness REF 0.371 −0.161 0.902 0.171 0.467 −0.607 1.541 0.393
  1. Data obtained from the validated Baby Eating Behaviour Questionnaire [18]. *Adjustment made for randomisation to the UPBEAT intervention, infant sex, infant age at anthropometric measurement as well as maternal early pregnancy BMI, ethnicity, socioeconomic deprivation, gestational diabetes and infant size at birth. Breastfeeding defined as ≥4 months of age where infants received nothing else except water; formula feeding, defined as the last episode of exclusive breastfeeding ≤2 months of age. Data was also recorded for the age of introduction and type of formula milk provided. Mixed feeding was defined as the last episode of breastfeeding > 2 months and ≤ 4 months of age. In those breastfed infants who also received sugar sweetened beverages, this was classed as mixed feeding