|Title||Breastfeeding and childhood obesity: where do we go from here?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Bovbjerg, ML, Amador, C, Uphoff, AE|
|Date Published||2013 Oct|
Breast is best. Both the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that Baby needs no other foods or drinks, even water, for 6 months.1,2 Mother should then continue to nurse him (throughout this article, we refer to the child as “he” to distinguish him from his mother), while offering age-appropriate complementary foods, for several more months1 or years.2 These recommendations are based on a vast body of research that consistently provides evidence of positive outcomes for both Mother and Baby associated with increased duration of breastfeeding.