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Breastfeeding May Decrease Childhood Obesity Rates in the Future

A new study suggests that how Black and Latina mothers’ feed their babies early on can impact their children’s weight in the future. Researchers from General Pediatrics at Mass General Hospital found that "early introduction of solid foods and a lack of exclusive breast feeding" may play into why children of color are two times more likely to be overweight than white children, reported Science Daily.

 

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