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 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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