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Infant Feeding Practices and the Early Origins of Obesity Risk

posted on 26.03.2020, 07:30 by NALEENA DEVI MUNIANDY
A mixed methods design was employed in this study to assess the association between infant feeding practices and dietary intake of infants aged 6 to 11 months old and the risk of developing future obesity in Malaysia. This was a prospective study of 241 mother infant pairs. The study indicated a low prevalence of breastfeeding and a high intake of calorie and protein among the infants. The Qualitative findings highlighted critical aspects that influenced maternal feeding decisions. The findings of this study is important to design policies and population based interventions especially in countries with a multi-ethnic background like Malaysia.


Principal supervisor

Daniel Reidpath

Additional supervisor 1

Pascale Allotey

Additional supervisor 2

Devi Mohan

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type