BREASTFEEDING

God’s way is the best way!  From the AP:

Breast milk … can affect insulin levels in the blood, which may make breast-fed babies less likely to develop diabetes and obesity.

breastfeedingIn the Journal Pediatrics:  Racial/ethnic differences in risk factors for obesity exist prenatally and in early childhood…  black and Hispanic children exhibited a range of risk factors related to child obesity:

  • higher rates of maternal depression
  • in infancy more rapid weight gain
  • more likely to introduce solid foods before 4 months of age
  • after 2 years old, more televisions in their bedrooms
  • higher intake of sugar-sweetened beverages
  • higher intake of fast food
  • lower rates of exclusive breastfeeding
  • less likely to sleep at least 12 hours/day in infancy.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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