W H Oddy

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Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of respiratory infections, atopy, and breastfeeding on childhood asthma
    W H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Eur Respir J 19:899-905. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and overweight: longitudinal analysis in an Australian birth cohort
    Valerie Burke
    University of Western Australia, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
    J Pediatr 147:56-61. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Atopy, eczema and breast milk fatty acids in a high-risk cohort of children followed from birth to 5 yr
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Perth, WA, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 17:4-10. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Temporal changes in the determinants of breastfeeding initiation
    Jane A Scott
    Division of Developmental Medicine, Human Nutrition Section, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    Birth 33:37-45. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding influences on growth and health at one year of age
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, PO Box 855, West Perth W A 6872, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 14:15-23. 2006
  6. doi request reprint The Western dietary pattern is prospectively associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescence
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:778-85. 2013
  7. pmc Predictors of the early introduction of solid foods in infants: results of a cohort study
    Jane A Scott
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 9:60. 2009
  8. pmc Spinal pain and nutrition in adolescents--an exploratory cross-sectional study
    Mark C Perry
    School of Physiotherapy and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Perth, WA, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:138. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The association of maternal overweight and obesity with breastfeeding duration
    Wendy Hazel Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    J Pediatr 149:185-91. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Feeding experiences and growth status in a Rett syndrome population
    Wendy H Oddy
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, Australia
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 45:582-90. 2007

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Publications65

  1. ncbi request reprint The effects of respiratory infections, atopy, and breastfeeding on childhood asthma
    W H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Eur Respir J 19:899-905. 2002
    ..Exclusive breastfeeding protects against asthma via effects on both these pathways, as well as through other as yet undefined mechanisms...
  2. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and overweight: longitudinal analysis in an Australian birth cohort
    Valerie Burke
    University of Western Australia, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
    J Pediatr 147:56-61. 2005
    ..To examine adiposity in relation to breastfeeding using longitudinal analysis in an Australian birth cohort...
  3. ncbi request reprint Atopy, eczema and breast milk fatty acids in a high-risk cohort of children followed from birth to 5 yr
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Perth, WA, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 17:4-10. 2006
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Temporal changes in the determinants of breastfeeding initiation
    Jane A Scott
    Division of Developmental Medicine, Human Nutrition Section, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    Birth 33:37-45. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to compare determinants of breastfeeding at discharge from hospital in 2002/2003 with those reported for 1992/1993...
  5. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding influences on growth and health at one year of age
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, PO Box 855, West Perth W A 6872, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 14:15-23. 2006
    ..By 52 weeks, formula-fed infants were heavier (10138 g vs 9731 g, P = 0.041) and longer (75.6 cm vs 73.7 cm, P = 0.011). An adverse effect of formula milk on infant health and postnatal weight gain remains of public health relevance...
  6. doi request reprint The Western dietary pattern is prospectively associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescence
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:778-85. 2013
    ..We examined prospective associations between dietary patterns and NAFLD in a population-based cohort of adolescents...
  7. pmc Predictors of the early introduction of solid foods in infants: results of a cohort study
    Jane A Scott
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 9:60. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Spinal pain and nutrition in adolescents--an exploratory cross-sectional study
    Mark C Perry
    School of Physiotherapy and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Perth, WA, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:138. 2010
    ..The objective of this exploratory cross sectional study was to evaluate associations between diet and adolescent spinal pain...
  9. ncbi request reprint The association of maternal overweight and obesity with breastfeeding duration
    Wendy Hazel Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    J Pediatr 149:185-91. 2006
    ..To determine whether maternal prepregnancy overweight or obesity has an independent effect on breastfeeding duration...
  10. ncbi request reprint Feeding experiences and growth status in a Rett syndrome population
    Wendy H Oddy
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, Australia
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 45:582-90. 2007
    ..Feeding difficulties in Rett syndrome are complex and multifactorial. In this study, we describe the feeding experiences in Rett syndrome and examine the factors affecting growth...
  11. doi request reprint The association of infant feeding with parent-reported infections and hospitalisations in the West Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, and School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, WA, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:207-15. 2008
    ..To examine infant feeding associations with parent-reported infections and hospitalisations in Western Australian Aboriginal infants and children...
  12. ncbi request reprint The association between dietary patterns and mental health in early adolescence
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia
    Prev Med 49:39-44. 2009
    ..To investigate the associations between dietary patterns and mental health in early adolescence...
  13. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, body mass index, asthma and atopy in children
    W H Oddy
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 15:S15-7. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that public health interventions to optimise breastfeeding duration and reduce overweight in children may help attenuate the community burden of wheezing illness early in life...
  14. doi request reprint The long-term effects of breastfeeding on asthma and atopic disease
    W H Oddy
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, WA, 6872, Australia
    Adv Exp Med Biol 639:237-51. 2009
    ..The 12 criteria for assessing the adequate measurement of exposure, outcome and statistics of cohort studies in this context are given in Table 17-1...
  15. doi request reprint A systematic review of the importance of milk TGF-beta on immunological outcomes in the infant and young child
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:47-59. 2010
    ..Further large clinical studies in diverse human populations are indicated to confirm these results...
  16. doi request reprint The long-term effects of breastfeeding on child and adolescent mental health: a pregnancy cohort study followed for 14 years
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Pediatr 156:568-74. 2010
    ..To determine whether there was an independent effect of breastfeeding on child and adolescent mental health...
  17. doi request reprint Milk-derived or recombinant transforming growth factor-beta has effects on immunological outcomes: a review of evidence from animal experimental studies
    W H Oddy
    Centre for Child Health Research, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, Australia
    Clin Exp Allergy 41:783-93. 2011
    ..Thus, taken as a whole, these and our other findings suggest that this cytokine in milk may influence the development of immunological outcomes in offspring...
  18. doi request reprint Breastfeeding duration and academic achievement at 10 years
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, PO Box 855, Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Pediatrics 127:e137-45. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between duration of breastfeeding and educational outcomes. We hypothesized that longer periods of breastfeeding would predict better educational outcomes in middle childhood...
  19. doi request reprint Breastfeeding and early child development: a prospective cohort study
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Acta Paediatr 100:992-9. 2011
    ..We examined the relationship between breastfeeding for 4 months or longer and child development at age 1, 2 and 3 years...
  20. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids and risk of depressive symptoms in adolescents
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Depress Anxiety 28:582-8. 2011
    ..However, there is limited evidence regarding the influence of dietary n-3 PUFA intake on mood in adolescents drawn from population studies...
  21. ncbi request reprint A review of the effects of breastfeeding on respiratory infections, atopy, and childhood asthma
    Wendy H Oddy
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Asthma 41:605-21. 2004
    ..The bioactivity of breast milk and subsequent pathways that may act upon the development of asthma in children are explored...
  22. ncbi request reprint Breast feeding and cognitive development in childhood: a prospective birth cohort study
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 17:81-90. 2003
    ..Although these effects were interacting with maternal education, they may act through undefined mechanisms in human milk...
  23. pmc The relation of breastfeeding and body mass index to asthma and atopy in children: a prospective cohort study to age 6 years
    Wendy H Oddy
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics adn Food Science, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Am J Public Health 94:1531-7. 2004
    ..We investigated the relationship between breastfeeding, asthma and atopy, and child body mass index (BMI)...
  24. ncbi request reprint The impact of breastmilk on infant and child health
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, PO Box 855, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 10:5-18. 2002
    ..All mothers should be encouraged and supported to continue breastfeeding for six months and beyond in order to promote the good health of their infants...
  25. pmc Breast feeding and respiratory morbidity in infancy: a birth cohort study
    W H Oddy
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, WA, 6872 Australia
    Arch Dis Child 88:224-8. 2003
    ..To examine the relation between the duration of breast feeding and morbidity as a result of respiratory illness and infection in the first year of life...
  26. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and cognitive development in children
    W H Oddy
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, West Perth, Western Australia, 6872 Australia
    Adv Exp Med Biol 554:365-9. 2004
  27. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding protects against illness and infection in infants and children: a review of the evidence
    W H Oddy
    TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, PO Box 855, West Perth 6872, Western Australia, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 9:11-8. 2001
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, body mass index, and asthma and atopy in children
    W H Oddy
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, 6845 Australia
    Adv Exp Med Biol 554:387-90. 2004
  29. ncbi request reprint Implementing the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: the role of finger feeding
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, PO Box 855, West Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 11:5-10. 2003
    ..We have shown, using a pre- and post-breastfeeding health promotion initiative within a maternity hospital, that preterm breastfeeding rates can be increased on discharge from the SCN...
  30. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and asthma in children: findings from a West Australian study
    W H Oddy
    TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, West Perth, Western Australia
    Breastfeed Rev 8:5-11. 2000
    ..These findings are important for our understanding of the aetiology of and for the potential prevention of asthma in children...
  31. ncbi request reprint Ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids and childhood asthma
    W H Oddy
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Asthma 41:319-26. 2004
    ..Asthma is a leading cause of morbidity for children and is a major public health problem in Australia. Ecological and temporal data suggest that dietary factors may have a role in recent increases in the prevalence of asthma...
  32. doi request reprint Associations between aggressive behaviour scores and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood
    S Louise
    Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
    Pediatr Obes 7:319-28. 2012
    ..To examine the influence of aggressive behaviour scores on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors throughout childhood...
  33. doi request reprint Dietary patterns and markers for the metabolic syndrome in Australian adolescents
    G L Ambrosini
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, Australia
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 20:274-83. 2010
    ..We examined dietary patterns, CVD risk factors, and the clustering of these risk factors in 1139 14-year-olds living in Western Australia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Perinatal and childhood origins of cardiovascular disease
    R C Huang
    School of Medicine and Pharmacology, The University of Western Australia UWA M570, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:236-44. 2007
    ..We sought to identify early life influences on development of obesity, hypertension and dyslipidemia in children...
  35. doi request reprint Dietary fructose in relation to blood pressure and serum uric acid in adolescent boys and girls
    K S Bobridge
    School of Exercise and Health Science, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia
    J Hum Hypertens 27:217-24. 2013
    ..Our data suggest that gender may influence these relationships in adolescence, with significant associations observed more frequently in boys than girls...
  36. doi request reprint Polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and blood pressure in adolescents
    T A O'Sullivan
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Hum Hypertens 26:178-87. 2012
    ..No significant associations were observed in girls, or with the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. Our results suggest that gender may moderate relationships between fatty acid intake and BP in adolescence...
  37. ncbi request reprint Pre-pregnancy maternal overweight and obesity increase the risk for affective disorders in offspring
    M Robinson
    1 Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Dev Orig Health Dis 4:42-8. 2013
    ..5-24.99) after adjustment for confounders, including paternal BMI. Maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity may be implicated in the development of affective problems, including depression, in their offspring later in life. ..
  38. ncbi request reprint Predictors of body mass index and associations with cardiovascular risk factors in Australian children: a prospective cohort study
    V Burke
    School of Medicine and Pharmacology, The University of Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital and Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, Perth, Australia
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:15-23. 2005
    ..To examine predictors of body mass index (BMI) at the age of 8 y in a prospective study of Australian children...
  39. ncbi request reprint The reliability of a food frequency questionnaire for use among adolescents
    G L Ambrosini
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Developmental Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:1251-9. 2009
    ..Therefore, food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) deemed appropriate for use among adults may not be suitable for adolescents...
  40. doi request reprint The effectiveness of health promotion materials and activities on breastfeeding outcomes
    P K Pannu
    School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia
    Acta Paediatr 100:534-7. 2011
    ..To determine the effect of mothers receiving health promotion material and education antenatally and/or postnatally on breastfeeding outcomes in Perth, Western Australia...
  41. doi request reprint Dietary glycaemic carbohydrate in relation to the metabolic syndrome in adolescents: comparison of different metabolic syndrome definitions
    T A O'Sullivan
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia
    Diabet Med 27:770-8. 2010
    ..We aimed to evaluate associations between dietary glycaemic carbohydrate and insulin resistance or the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome defined by three different criteria in a population-based adolescent cohort...
  42. doi request reprint A good-quality breakfast is associated with better mental health in adolescence
    Therese A O'Sullivan
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 12:249-58. 2009
    ..The aims of the present study were to evaluate breakfast quality in a cohort of adolescents and to investigate associations with mental health...
  43. doi request reprint Dietary intake in population-based adolescents: support for a relationship between eating disorder symptoms, low fatty acid intake and depressive symptoms
    K L Allen
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia School of Psychology, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    J Hum Nutr Diet 26:459-69. 2013
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint The relationship between maternal folate status in pregnancy, cord blood folate levels, and allergic outcomes in early childhood
    J A Dunstan
    School of Paediatrics and Child Health, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6001, Australia
    Allergy 67:50-7. 2012
    ..This study examined whether maternal and/or fetal folate status in pregnancy is associated with infant allergic outcomes...
  45. doi request reprint Low-moderate prenatal alcohol exposure and risk to child behavioural development: a prospective cohort study
    M Robinson
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, Perth, Australia
    BJOG 117:1139-50. 2010
    ..To examine the association of fetal alcohol exposure during pregnancy with child and adolescent behavioural development...
  46. ncbi request reprint National targets for breastfeeding at hospital discharge have been achieved in Perth
    K I Graham
    School of Medicine, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Acta Paediatr 94:352-6. 2005
    ..To report updated rates of breastfeeding in Perth through 2002/3 and to compare them to those from 1992/3...
  47. ncbi request reprint Infants who drink cows milk: a cohort study
    Colin W Binns
    School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, West Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:607-10. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to document current practice in an Australia city regarding the introduction of whole cows milk to children under the age of 12 months...
  48. doi request reprint Omega-3 Index correlates with healthier food consumption in adolescents and with reduced cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescent boys
    Therese A O'Sullivan
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, Australia
    Lipids 46:59-67. 2011
    ..03, P = 0.01), and diastolic blood pressure (β = -0.68, P = 0.04). The predictability of the Index for the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life warrants further investigation in the adolescent population...
  49. doi request reprint Pre- and postnatal influences on preschool mental health: a large-scale cohort study
    Monique Robinson
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:1118-28. 2008
    ..This study aims to address these challenges in investigating antenatal, perinatal and postnatal risk factors for the development of mental health problems in pre-school children in a cohort of Western Australian children...
  50. pmc Synergy between adiposity, insulin resistance, metabolic risk factors, and inflammation in adolescents
    Rae Chi Huang
    University of Western Australia, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Diabetes Care 32:695-701. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between inflammatory markers and components of a metabolic syndrome cluster in adolescents...
  51. doi request reprint Dietary intake and food sources of fatty acids in Australian adolescents
    Therese A O'Sullivan
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Nutrition 27:153-9. 2011
    ..Our study aimed to assess fatty acid intakes in Australian adolescents, compare intakes with national guidelines, and identify major food sources of fatty acids...
  52. doi request reprint Hypertensive diseases of pregnancy and the development of behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence: the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort Study
    Monique Robinson
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Pediatr 154:218-24. 2009
    ..To examine whether maternal gestational hypertension and preeclampsia are associated with behavioral problems in offspring throughout childhood and early adolescence...
  53. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for full- and partial-syndrome early adolescent eating disorders: a population-based pregnancy cohort study
    Karina L Allen
    School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 48:800-9. 2009
    ..To identify prospective predictors of eating disorders in a population-based sample of 14-year-old boys and girls, using previously collected antenatal, biomedical, familial, demographic, and psychosocial data...
  54. doi request reprint Maternal psychosocial well-being in pregnancy and breastfeeding duration
    J Li
    Centre for International Health and School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Acta Paediatr 97:221-5. 2008
    ..This study aimed to examine whether experience of life stress events, social contact/support in pregnancy and postpartum emotional disturbance had an effect on breastfeeding duration...
  55. doi request reprint Adolescent dietary patterns are associated with lifestyle and family psycho-social factors
    Gina L Ambrosini
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 12:1807-15. 2009
    ..The present study describes dietary patterns in a cohort of adolescents and examines their associations with socio-economic factors, as well as parental and adolescent risk factor behaviours...
  56. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, asthma, and atopic disease: an epidemiological review of the literature
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    J Hum Lact 19:250-61; quiz 262-6. 2003
    ..In this review, the primary objective was to assess the evidence of whether breastfeeding protects against asthma and atopic disease. As an outcome of this review, an analytical perspective with clinical implications is given...
  57. doi request reprint Association of maternal pre-pregnancy weight with birth defects: evidence from a case-control study in Western Australia
    Wendy H Oddy
    Telethon Institute of Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 49:11-5. 2009
    ..Maternal obesity confers increased risks of poor pregnancy outcomes. There are limited Australian data on the risk of birth defects associated with maternal pre-pregnancy obesity...
  58. ncbi request reprint TGF-beta in human milk is associated with wheeze in infancy
    Wendy H Oddy
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 112:723-8. 2003
    ..We investigated the relationship of the concentration and dose of cytokines in human milk to infant wheeze at 1 year of age...
  59. ncbi request reprint Early diet quality in a longitudinal study of Australian children: associations with nutrition and body mass index later in childhood and adolescence
    C E Meyerkort
    1School of Women s and Infants Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    J Dev Orig Health Dis 3:21-31. 2012
    ..While optimizing early diet by maternal nutritional education has potential to influence later nutrition, interventions focussing on early weight gain may have a greater impact on the obesity epidemic. ..
  60. ncbi request reprint The effect of alcohol intake on breastfeeding duration in Australian women
    Roslyn C Giglia
    Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia
    Acta Paediatr 97:624-9. 2008
    ..This study investigated the relationships between alcohol consumption and breastfeeding initiation and duration...
  61. ncbi request reprint Maternal asthma, infant feeding, and the risk of asthma in childhood
    Wendy H Oddy
    Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, Australia
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 110:65-7. 2002
    ..In this study maternal asthma status did not modify the association between asthma and breast-feeding duration. We recommend that infants with or without a maternal history of asthma be exclusively breast-fed for 4 months and beyond...
  62. ncbi request reprint Awareness and consumption of folate-fortified foods by women of childbearing age in Western Australia
    W H Oddy
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 10:989-95. 2007
    ..Our objectives were to determine how many women were aware of folate and when they became aware, what was the awareness of labels on foods that mentioned folate, and how much folate-fortified food women ate...
  63. ncbi request reprint Predictors of delayed onset of lactation
    Jane A Scott
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Matern Child Nutr 3:186-93. 2007
    ..While a greater proportion of women who experienced delayed lactation were overweight or obese compared with those who did not experience delayed lactation (40.8% vs. 32.1%), this difference was not statistically significant...
  64. ncbi request reprint Motherhood meets epidemiology: measuring risk factors for breast-feeding cessation
    Jennifer K Peat
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 7:1033-7. 2004
    ..To examine statistical models that have been used to predict the cessation of breast-feeding...
  65. ncbi request reprint Predictors of breastfeeding duration: evidence from a cohort study
    Jane A Scott
    Division of Developmental Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
    Pediatrics 117:e646-55. 2006
    ..To report the duration of breastfeeding among a population of Australian women and to identify factors that are associated with the duration of full breastfeeding to 6 months and any breastfeeding to 12 months...