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28th March 2013 05:47 AM #1
Formula Feeding and Childhood Obesity: Is there a link?
Targeting childhood obesity is a big ticket item on our health agenda in Australia. Some time ago a link between formula feeding and childhood obesity was posed by researchers which has been hotly debated since.
As Australia watches the new season of Australia's Biggest Looser, this time with overweight and obese parents and children as the contesting teams, I thought some may be interested in just exactly why researchers continue to bang the drum for breast over bottle in fighting childhood obesity.
This article breaks down for you how these researchers came to their conclusion and what the links are between formula feeding and overweight and obesity in childhood: Formula Feeding and Childhood Obesity: Is there a link?
What do you think about the research and how did it (or didn't it) play into a choice to breastfeed your baby, or a plan to do so when one arrives?