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Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case–controlled sample
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    Response to Article: Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case-controlled sample
    • Smita Nambiar, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    • Other Contributors:
      • Lynne Daniels, Wei Hong Liu

    Dear Madam,

    This letter is in response to the article entitled 'Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case-controlled sample' (doi 10.1136/bmjopen-2011- 000298).

    In this article, the impact of the 'how' of introduction to solid feeding (self-feeding finger foods versus spoon-feeding), on food preference, food consumption, BMI and p...

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    Re:Are we sure that baby-led weaning is nutritionally adequate and can prevent childhood obesity?
    • Ellen Townsend, Associate Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Nicola J. Pitchford

    In response to the letter from ECOG we would to like highlight that the criticisms levied against our research were already discussed explicitly in our paper and the limitations, for example, of parental self -report were mentioned up front in the article in the summary box. For precisely the reasons mentioned by the ECOG group we generated a matched sample from our total sample in which we controlled for age. The matched...

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    Are we sure that baby-led weaning is nutritionally adequate and can prevent childhood obesity?
    • Andrea Vania, President
    • Other Contributors:
      • Margherita Caroli (Past-President), Marie-Laure Frelut (Past-President)
    Sir, we write you regarding the article "Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case e controlled sample" by Ellen Townsend and Nicola J Pitchfordby, published on BMJ Open 2012;2:e000298. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2011-000298 We strongly disagree from the results shown by the authors, as we think that the article has strong bias which do not allow such conclusions....
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