Choose your font:
 Mukta Malar
 Open Sans Condensed
 Source Sans Pro


[Valid RSS] RSS

Database - Alliance francophone pour l'accouchement respecté (AFAR)

Description of this bibliographical database (AFAR website)
Currently 3066 records
YouTube channel (tutorial)

Created on : 05 Dec 2003
Modified on : 02 Dec 2007

 Modify this record
Do not follow this link unless you know an editor’s password!

Share: Facebook logo   Tweeter logo   Hard

Bibliographical entry (without author) :

Early food refusal: the role of maternal mood. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 2003;21(4):335-45.

Author(s) :

Coulthard H, Harris G.

Year of publication :


URL(s) :…

Résumé (français)  :

Abstract (English)  :

A prospective, longitudinal study was carried out to investigate the relationship between maternal mood and feeding problems, in particular food refusal. A total of 116 mothers and infants were visited at 1 month, 5 months and 11 months postpartum. Mothers filled in the EPDS and the STAI at each of the three visits, and reported whether the infant had undergone a period of solid food refusal between 5 and 11 months postpartum. No differences in maternal anxiety and depression scores were found according to whether or not an infant underwent a period of food refusal. When the food refusal group was divided according to whether or not food refusal had been resolved by 11 months, several differences emerged. In particular, mothers whose infants were still refusing to eat some or all types of food at 11 months had significantly higher state anxiety and depression scores at 1 and 11 months than did the rest of the sample. These results suggest that some mothers, who respond to feeding problems with anxiety or depression, may prolong or worsen the problem. The implications of these results for intervention with mothers of infants with food refusal will be discussed.

Sumário (português)  :

Resumen (español)  :

Comments :

Qui de l’oeuf ou de la poule … Si ils n’ont plus de bon sens, il faudrait peut etre envoyer les psys faire des stages de logique et de rigueur … Aucun rapport avec l’allaitement maternal et le sevrage n’est envisage …

Argument (français) :

Argument (English):

Argumento (português):

Argumento (español):

Keywords :

➡ depression, anxiety ; psychology ; breastfeeding ; diet/nutrition

Author of this record :

Cécile Loup — 05 Dec 2003

Discussion (display only in English)
➡ Only identified users

 I have read the guidelines of discussions and I accept all terms (read guidelines)


New expert query --- New simple query

Creating new record --- Importing records

User management --- Dump database --- Contact


This database is managed by Alliance francophone pour l'accouchement respecté (AFAR,
affiliated with Collectif interassociatif autour de la naissance (CIANE,
It is fed by the voluntary contributions of persons interested in the sharing of scientific data.
If you agree with this project, you can support us in several ways:
(1) contributing to this database if you have a minimum training in documentation
(2) or financially supporting AFAR (see below)
(3) or joining the AFAR (or another society affiliated with CIANE).
Sign in or create an account to follow changes or become an editor.
Contact afar.association(arobase) for more information.

Valid CSS! Valid HTML!
Donating to AFAR (click “Faire un don”) will help us to maintain and develop sites and public
databases towards the support of parents and caregivers’ informed decisions with respect to childbirth