A STUDY claiming that babies who aren't exclusively breast-fed
for the first six months of their life are more likely to become obese split opinion among our online readers.
Not all moms choose to or are physically able to breast-feed; for those who do, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be breast-fed
during the first year for the best health outcomes.
The relative risk for bottle fed infants ending exclusive breast-fed
as compared to syringe fed infants is 1.01 (95% CI = 0.82; 1.24).
Children who were breast-fed
exclusively for the first six months of life were less likely to have teeth alignment issues than those who were breast-fed
for a shorter time or bottle-fed, the American Dental Association (ADA) says.
Although breast-feeding is nearly universal in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, only 63% of children under six months are exclusively breast-fed
. In addition, only 58% are put to breast within the first day of life and only 25% are started on breast-feeding in the first hour of life.
But the Maternal Healthcare Law and other legislation soon required hospitals to 'room-in' their babies, meaning the babies, after being bathed, should be immediately brought to the mother's room and breast-fed
Researchers analyzed over 1,600 women with breast cancer and found that those who previously breast-fed
had a 30% overall decreased risk of breast cancer recurrence: this link was not as strong among women who breast-fed
for less than 6 months.
According to WHO, if every child was breast-fed
within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for their first six months of life, and continued breast-feeding up to the age of two years, about 800,000 child lives would be saved every year.
The rate of breast-fed
babies in Redcar and Cleveland has fallen 1.8% since 2005.
GREATER support is needed in County Durham where less than a third of newborns are still being breast-fed
by the time they are eight weeks old, it was claimed last night.
He quoted a survey by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) which suggested that among infants 0 - 6 months old, 25.7% were reported to be exclusively breast-fed
while 51.3% were mix-fed.
A study of more than 2,200 women found that mothers who breast-fed
their babies for at least one month had noticeably lower rates of type 2 diabetes later in life than mothers who never breast-fed