Kefah A Majhool

Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    The Impact of Feeding Pattern and Mother's Oral Health on Infant's Growth Parameters
    Author(s): Kefah A Majhool* and Ban Sahib Diab

    Background: Oral health of mother in postpartum period had some effect on the growth of infants especially with breast feeding. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect feeding pattern and mother’s oral health on infants growth parameters by using salivary growth hormone biomarker among a sample of infants in Baghdad city. Subject’s materials and methods: The selected sample included 110 mothers with an age range of 18-25 years from health center. Infants of the mothers with age range of 3-6 months were subjected to anthropometric measurements (weight, length and head circumference) to assess growth pattern. Ninety infants were selected for salivary growth hormone analysis, and the analysis was performed by using Enzyme-Linked Immune Sorbent Assay. Infants divided into two groups according to feeding pattern into exclusive breastfeeding and bottle f.. Read More»

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