TitleBreastfeeding and childhood obesity: where do we go from here?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBovbjerg, ML, Amador, C, Uphoff, AE
JournalJAMA pediatrics
Volume167
Issue10
Pagination894-5
Date Published10/2013
KeywordsOverweight
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2854