Journal Studies

While more research is needed, the benefits of responsive feeding on child nutrition and growth are expected to be as great as responsive parenting is to child outcome.

Research on responsive feeding is promising, but more research is needed to define child outcomes.

Insecure attachment with low maternal sensitivity at ages 2 and 3 years was associated with teenage obesity.

Women who received more support from their partners during pregnancy experienced less distress postpartum and reported that their infants were happier, too.

Group prenatal care was helpful in increasing self-esteem while decreasing social conflict and depression among at-risk women.

Parent education delivered through in-person and web-based classes was helpful for mothers of toddlers, whether or not they reported behavior problems.