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Maternal postnatal depression and child growth: a European cohort study

Veit Grote1, Torstein Vik23, Rüdiger von Kries1, Veronica Luque4, Jerzy Socha5, Elvira Verduci6, Clotilde Carlier7, Berthold Koletzko3* and the European Childhood Obesity Trial Study Group

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Social Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Munich, Germany

2 Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

3 Dr von Hauner Children's Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Munich, Germany

4 Unitat de Recerca en Pediatria, Nutrició i Desenvolupament Humà, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

5 Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland

6 Department of Pediatrics, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

7 Université Libre de Bruxelles Childrens' Hospital, Bruxelles, Belgium

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BMC Pediatrics 2010, 10:14  doi:10.1186/1471-2431-10-14

Published: 12 March 2010

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The effect of maternal depression on weight. Mean trajectories of weight by children of depressed (EPDS >= 13) and non-depressed mothers over the first 24 months of life obtained by piecewise-linear-random-coefficient model.

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