My child often wakes in the middle of the night to breastfeed and I always offer him the breast. Is my child at an increased risk for obesity because he feeds regularly throughout the night? more
A recent billboard campaign meant to combat childhood obesity in Georgia has a lot of folks talking—and not everyone is very happy. “WARNING,” read one billboard, using the image of an unsmiling child actor who is overweight. “Stocky, chubby, chunky... more
It’s no surprise that breastfeeding is a key component of the U.S. government’s new Let’s Move! childhood obesity campaign. For years, studies have suggested that breastfeeding reduces infants’ risk for childhood obesity and diabetes. Whether breastfeeding provides protection for babies... more
Formula-fed infants introduced to solid foods before they are 4 months old are at greater risk for becoming obese by the time they are 3 years old, according to a new study from Harvard published in the February 2011 issue... more
If you’re an expectant mother planning to breastfeed your baby, you may have been concerned by recent headlines that older mothers, or those with “extra pounds,” have more difficulty producing breast milk. Fortunately, that’s not the whole story. More importantly,... more
Have you graduated to zipperless pants with an elastic waist? You’re not alone. A growing number of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, according to the most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the Centers for Disease Control... more
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