Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Breastfeeding: Makes for Healthy Weight Kids

More research about the benefits to breastfeeding. This data is very robust. The longer you breastfeed the better.

Here's the theory: fat kids, fat mom (they are all eating junk, right?). I think breastfeeding is a better indicator. A mom might not take care of her own diet but have other biolgical reasons for obesity, but breastfeeding (long term) indicates that she has concern for her child's diet and will take the time to dedicate to it.

(For those who disagree, I would posit that you haven't nursed a wiggly toddler. Now that's commitment.)

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