Food avoidance by breast feeding mothers in south east queensland

Eaton-Evans J. and Dugdale A.E. (1986) Food avoidance by breast feeding mothers in south east queensland. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 19 2: 123-129. doi:10.1080/03670244.1986.9990954

Author Eaton-Evans J.
Dugdale A.E.
Title Food avoidance by breast feeding mothers in south east queensland
Journal name Ecology of Food and Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1543-5237
Publication date 1986-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03670244.1986.9990954
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 19
Issue 2
Start page 123
End page 129
Total pages 7
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
2303 Ecology
Abstract A group of 123 lactating mothers have been studied in Southeast Queensland, Australia. Seventy-three percent eliminated some foods from their own diets either to prevent problems or to treat existing conditions in their infants. The commonest food to be excluded was cabbage, followed by chocolate, other vegetables and fruit. A few mothers stopped taking cow’s milk or cow’s milk products. The mothers obtained this information from many sources including family, friends, books as well as health professionals. Avoidance of certain foods during lactation is a common practice. Mothers who avoided some foods had significantly greater weight loss between one and three months after delivery than those who ate a free diet, but maternal food restrictions had no significant effect on the weight gains of their infants.
Keyword Australia
breast feeding
dietary habits
food taboos
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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