Breastfeeding reduces chances of child obesity

The Centre for Disease Control has come out with new research:

Breast-feeding for nine months reduces a baby’s chance of becoming overweight by more than 30 percent, according to the report.

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“Those first few hours and days that a mom and her baby spend learning to breast-feed are critical,” CDC Director Thomas Frieden said in a statement. “Hospitals need to better support breast-feeding, as this is one of the most important things a mother can do for her newborn.” (Source)

This is news for me. Something to consider in order to raise a healthy child.

3 thoughts on “Breastfeeding reduces chances of child obesity

  1. and what about those kids who have milk allergies and barf up their mother’s breastmilk and must be put on special formulas?

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