TABLE 4

Odds of Having Each CEB by Bottle-Feeding Practices During the First 6 Months

Bottle-Feeding Practices During the First 6 moaCEBs at 6 y Old
Satiety ResponsivenessFood Responsiveness
Often/Always Eats All the Food on the PlateMy Child Will Lose Appetite for Dinner if He or She Has Had a Snack Just BeforeMy Child Is Always Asking for FoodIf Allowed to, My Child Would Eat Too Much
Bottle feeding intensity (BFI)
 Low (0%–50%)RefRefRefRef
 High (51%–100%)1.63 (0.81–3.28)1.02 (0.75–1.37)0.89 (0.56–1.41)1.04 (0.61–1.80)
Bottle emptying encouraged by mothers
 RarelyRefRefRefRef
 Often2.01 (1.05–3.83)*1.30 (0.92–1.82)0.96 (0.56–1.64)0.77 (0.41–1.47)
Bottle emptying led by infants
 RarelyRefRefRefRef
 Often1.37 (0.75–2.50)1.15 (0.88–1.49)1.22 (0.82–1.83)1.16 (0.72–1.85)
  • Data are adjusted odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) from IFPS II, 2005–2007, and Y6FU, 2012 (N = 1117). If the 95% confidence interval does not include 1, the findings are considered significant and shown with an asterisk (*). Ref, reference.

  • a BFI (percentage of milk feedings given by bottle), bottle emptying encouraged by mothers, and bottle emptying led by infants were entered into each model simultaneously after adjusting for maternal age, marital status, parity, maternal education, household income, postpartum WIC participation, race/ethnicity, prepregnancy BMI, infant gender, gestational age, birth weight, and age when solid food or milk bottle was first reported.