New link between breast feeding and obesity

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As “natural” as breastfeeding is supposed to be—it’s not always the case for new moms.

For those who do, it can be time-consuming, uncomfortable at times, down right painful, and stressful. 

But we’ve all heard how beneficial it is for both mother and baby, 

From  bonding with your new bundle of joy to helping save money– formula is expensive, after all!   And of course– all those health benefits –including boosting your baby’s immunity

And in a new study the World Health Organization found one more reason it helps … reducing obesity.

Babies who were not breast fed in their first six months of life had a 22% chance of developing obesity later in life, which carries the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease with age.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends-  exclusively feeding your infant breast milk for the first six months and to continue until they are at least a year old. The World Health Organization recommends breast feeding until at least two years old.

And while breastfeeding isn’t possible for all new moms— when it is, you may want to consider feeding your baby breast milk and give them the best chance for long term health

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