TABLE 2

Children With Each Eating Behavior at 6 Years Old by Bottle-Feeding Practices During the First 6 Months

NCEB at 6 y old
Satiety ResponsivenessaFood Responsiveness
Often/Always Eats All the Food on the Plate, % yesMy Child Will Lose Appetite for Dinner if He or She Has Had a Snack Just Before, % yesMy Child Is Always Asking for Food, % yesIf Allowed to, My Child Would Eat Too Much, % yes
All children11775.636.411.58.4
Bottle-feeding practices during the first 6 mo
 Bottle feeding intensity (BFI)
  Low (0%–50%)5493.835.710.47.3
  High (51%–100%)5687.237.012.59.5
  P.01*.66.27.18
 Bottle emptying encouraged by mothers
  Rarely9435.035.311.68.6
  Often1748.642.010.97.5
  P.05*.09.81.63
 Bottle emptying led by infants
  Rarely5013.834.910.07.4
  Often6167.037.512.79.3
  P.02*.37.16.26
  • Data from the IFPS II, 2005–2007, and Y6FU, 2012. P values were obtained by χ2 test for each association examined. *P ≤ 0.05.

  • a Low satiety was defined as a “yes” response to the question about eating all the food on the plate but a “no” response to the question about the child losing appetite for dinner if he or she had a snack just before.