Breastfeeding may protect from obesity

April 08, 2015 20:51
Breastfeeding may protect from obesity

A new study suggests breastfeeding for a baby as it has high nutritional benefits when compared to formula milk. The researchers state that the components of milk will differ in lean and obese mothers which are responsible for the differences in safeguarding ability.

Jessica Woo and Lisa Martin from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the US stated that "Recent studies show that factors such as whether a child's mother is obese, the quality of her milk and the socio-economic conditions a baby is born into also have an influence".

The research noted that more than 80 observational studies done in the past 20 years all concluded that the infants who drank breast milk becoming obese is 12-24% less percent than drinkers of formula milk. However, the researchers said that there will be some more reasons to the development of obese children than the type of milk they consumes. The review showed that biological researchers increasingly study the link between maternal obesity and severely overweight children.

Experts believe that educating mothers about healthy lifestyle habits could appreciably reduce obesity in children, and also increase the wellbeing of women.

AW: Lizitha

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