Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mothers' mental health and children's feeding problems

Mothers' eating disorders, depression and anxiety are all known to cause feeding difficulties in their children, however, there have been few studies investigating how eating disorders interact with mothers' other mental-health problems to create feeding difficulties in children. A team of researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London studied 10,902 women taking part in the long-term Avon Longitudinal Study of Parenting and Children. They found that mothers having an eating disorder had a direct effect on children's feeding problems and also had an indirect effect by making women more depressed and anxious. Having a child with feeding difficulties also increased the mothers' distress over time.

Micali, Nadia ... [et al] - Maternal eating disorders and infant feeding difficulties: maternal and child mediators in a longitudinal general population study Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02341.x

1 comment:

radconsultancy.com@gmail.com said...

Excellent post. I believe people need to know how they can help their children with various Problems. In many case children are usually got the victimize or suffering from Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Prevent your child by giving full attention.