Table 2.

Effect of Exposure on Infants' Acceptance and Enjoyment of Plain and Carrot-Flavored Cereal

Type of Beverage Consumed
by the Mother During
Pregnancy:
Lactation:
Group CWGroup WCGroup WW
Carrot
Water
Water
Carrot
Water
Water
Frequency of negative facial responses during initial min of feed
 Plain cereal5.4 ± 0.84.7 ± 0.83.6 ± 0.8
 Carrot-flavored cereal4.0 ± 0.8*3.4 ± 0.6*4.4 ± 0.6
 Proportional difference0.39 ± 0.050.41 ± 0.040.56 ± 0.05
Mothers' perception of infants' enjoyment of cereal (Rating: 1 = did not like at all; 9 = liked very much)
 Plain cereal5.3 ± 0.65.5 ± 0.75.6 ± 0.7
 Carrot-flavored cereal7.5 ± 0.5*6.7 ± 0.55.2 ± 0.8
 Proportional difference0.60 ± 0.030.56 ± 0.040.46 ± 0.06
Intake of cereal (g)
 Plain cereal55.2 ± 18.263.4 ± 13.234.5 ± 9.7
 Carrot-flavored cereal80.5 ± 18.281.4 ± 14.643.9 ± 12.3
 Proportional difference (carrot/[carrot + plain])0.62 ± 0.050.57 ± 0.040.51 ± 0.04
Length of feeding (min)
 Plain cereal13.4 ± 1.710.0 ± 1.112.1 ± 2.6
 Carrot-flavored cereal18.2 ± 2.213.7 ± 1.613.2 ± 2.4
 Proportional difference0.57 ± 0.040.58 ± 0.030.52 ± 0.03
Number of mother–child pairs151714
  • * P < .05 compared with plain cereal.