Investigation of factors contributing to appetite control and body composition in fully breastfed term infants

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Abstract

It is evident that fully breastfed infants control their nutritional intake and may be at decreased risk of later obesity. This PhD thesis investigated mechanisms involved in regulation of appetite control and development of body composition of breastfed infants, and determined relationships between maternal body composition, composition of human milk, infant feeding frequency gastric emptying and body composition. The findings of this thesis suggest that the level of maternal adiposity during lactation may influence concentrations of human milk components, and potentially impact early appetite programming and body composition of term breastfed infants by modulating gastric emptying and breastfeeding patterns.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Geddes, Donna, Supervisor
  • Hartmann, Peter, Supervisor
  • Spackman, Mark, Supervisor
Award date20 Sept 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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