Factores del vínculo temprano madre-hijo asociados a la obesidad infantil

Translated title of the contribution: Early mother-child bonding factors associated with children obesity

Gabriela Vargas Martínez, Claudia Cruzat Mandich, Fernanda Díaz Castrillón, Catalina Moore Infante, Valentina Ulloa Jiménez

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The aim of this study is to describe the experience of a group of mothers with obese children, regarding how early bond affects the relationship that both have with food and this, in turn, impacts on childhood obesity. The present study has a qualitative, exploratory and descriptive design. The sample consists of five chilean women between 22 and 39 years old, with obese children between 2 and 4 years old. In-depth interviews were carried out and open coding strategy was used as method of analysis. Results show a tendency of mothers to establish insecure attachment relations, difficulties of tuning and expression of affection, and a predominance of a permissive parenting style around food. This has important implications for prevention and treatment of obesity, focusing on the attachment bond between mother and child.

Translated title of the contributionEarly mother-child bonding factors associated with children obesity
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1994-1999
Number of pages6
JournalNutricion Hospitalaria
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2015


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