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.
“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.