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Effects of Telephone and Short Message Service Support on Infant Feeding Practices, “Tummy Time,” and Screen Time at 6 and 12 Months of Child Age

  • Wen, Li Ming1, 2, 3
  • Rissel, Chris2, 3
  • Xu, Huilan1
  • Taki, Sarah1, 2, 3
  • Buchanan, Limin1, 3
  • Bedford, Karen1
  • Phongsavan, Philayrath2
  • Baur, Louise A.2, 3, 4
  • 1 Health Promotion, Population Health Research and Evaluation Hub, Sydney Local Health District, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  • 2 Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 3 National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 4 Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Published Article
JAMA Pediatrics
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Apr 13, 2020
DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0215
PMID: 32282034
PMCID: PMC7154951
PubMed Central
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This randomized clinical trial examines the effectiveness of either nurse-led telephone or short message service support in improving infant feeding practices and tummy time and reducing screen time.

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