Breast Milk and Children's weight
A German study published in
the British Medical Journal concludes that bottle feeding infants tends to
make the children obese by the time they reach school age.
By breastfeeding their children during the first three to five months of
life, researchers say, mothers can give their children a 35 percent better
chance of avoiding obesity.
The longer the children are breastfed, it appears, the less likely they
are to be overweight when they grow older.
The study involved nearly 10,000 children. The researchers felt that the
effect was due to ingredients in the breast milk, not to environmental