Table 3

Nutrient intake and feeding profile for the infants born to normal weight and obese biological mothers

Parameters for infants

Biological Mothers


Normal weight

Obese


Energy intake from formula (kcal/kg)

68.1 ± 17.2

69.1 ± 20.3

Energy intake from complementary foods (kcal/kg)

0

18.3 ± 2.5

Total 24-h energy intake (kcal/kg body weight)1

68.1 ± 17.2

87.6 ± 18.9

Formula intake (ml/kg body weight)

90.1 ± 16.3

98.9 ± 35.3

Energy intake from CHO (kcal/kg body weight)2

16 ± 3

25 ± 6*

Energy intake from PRO (kcal/kg body weight)3

4 ± 1

6 ± 3

Energy intake from FAT (kcal/kg body weight)4

38 ± 10

38 ± 12

Energy intake per feed (kcal/kg body weight)

7.4 ± 1.2

12.9 ± 4.8

Number of feedings (#)

9.3 ± 2.1

7.3 ± 2.2

Duration of each feeding (min)

33 ± 6

26 ± 5

Average time between feedings over 24-hours (min)

127 ± 28

188 ± 39

Average time between feedings over the day (min)

88 ± 32

108 ± 43

Total 24-hr total feeding time (min)

298 ± 32

176 ± 22*

Total 24-hr interaction time (min)

570 ± 13

381 ± 58*

Total interaction time one hour prior to feedings (min)

157 ± 29

68 ± 34*

Number of infants who had night time feedings

3

3

Total sleeping time (min)

682 ± 32

783 ± 38*


* = p < 0.05

1 24-hr EI = Twenty four hour energy intake expressed per kg body weight

2 CHO = Carbohydrate expressed per kg body weight

3 PRO = Protein expressed per kg body weight

4 FAT = Fat expressed per kg body weight

Rising and Lifshitz Nutrition Journal 2005 4:17   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-17

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