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Abstract Title:

Clinical Inquiries: Does breastfeeding affect the risk of childhood obesity?

Abstract Source:

J Fam Pract. 2016 Dec ;65(12):931-932. PMID: 28149981

Abstract Author(s):

Lindsay Gunnell, Jon Neher, Sarah Safranek

Article Affiliation:

Lindsay Gunnell


Ever having breastfed during the first year of life is associated with a 15% lower risk of overweight or obesity over the next 2 to 14 years compared with never having breastfed. Breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months is associated with a 30% to 50% reduction in risk.

Study Type : Review
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