Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Parenting - Early Signs of Obesity "What to do: Breastfeed, if you can. "It reduces the risk of fatness in a child," says Tufts University nutrition professor Susan Roberts, Ph.D., coauthor of Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health. "Breastfeeding lets an infant regulate how much he eats, and the milk itself may help control appetite." Doctors advise nursing for a year." [OK, so it's not perfect - doctors advise nursing for *at least* a year. But still, it's nice to see a mainstream parenting magazine making the link between childhood obesity and infant formula. - JC]

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