Hillcrest lactation consultant Cheryl Coleman is talking about the link between breastfeeding and childhood obesity today on our blog.
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness month. Decreasing obesity begins with breastfeeding. Studies have shown a 15 percent to 30 percent reduction in obesity in adolescents and adults who were breastfed. This is one area where it is not just the product but the process that may make the difference. While breast milk is the nutrition intended for human babies, it has been noted in some studies that breastfeeding makes the difference. When a... Read More »