Prolonged breastfeeding to bottle it would be responsible for the increase in obesity rates?

The World Health Organization organizes numerous global campaigns to promote breastfeeding and explain the benefits. Breastfeeding against infant formula, the message is clear about the essential effects on the health and development of children. According to WHO, the “exclusive breastfeeding is recommended until the age of six months. Six months to two years or more, breastfeeding should be supplemented by another power. Until now, experts had examined mainly on the “content” in terms of infant feeding (breast milk, formula, solid food) and not on the “container” (breast, bottle, spoon ).

What is the use of the bottle as that “utensil”? He impact on the health of the child? When the baby is old enough to have a diverse diet, many parents opt to use the bottle for soups or tea (milk bottle) instead of using a spoon. Easier, less messy and providing the child with the comfort of sucking. However, a study published in May 2011 in the Journals of Pediatrics shows that bottle-feeding beyond the first year may increase the risk of obesity before the child turns five years.

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Childhood obesity experts all agree on the fact that prevention and education to prevent childhood obesity should be done well before school age. But until recently, we did not know the exact guidelines to follow and their impacts. Numerous studies have identified in the past, that breastfeeding was better for the health and development of children and the prevention of obesity, but few studies had previously updated the consequences of Use the bottle (and diversifying supply artificial milk) on the weight of the child. A team of researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia in the United States has highlighted a possible correlation between the duration of bottle feeding and obesity.

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This research established that excessive use of the bottle encourages a child to consume more calories because more quantity than what is needed and thus leads to increased risk of obesity. According to the scientists who conducted the study, the prolonged use of the bottle is defined as: “Using the bottle after the age of 12 or 14 months, which may include a liquid diet during meals and snacks, at of lying. ‘

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The obesity epidemic affects mainly the United States, but do not neglect the increase of children with overweight in Europe and France. A recent report reveals that stir figures. “Childhood obesity could cause a health disaster in the future.” In France, 18% of children are overweight, with about 4% obese. We face a problem of public health and simple changes in our lifestyle can make a difference, such as limiting the use of the bottle past the age of one year. Use the spoon to eat solid foods, continue breastfeeding beyond the first year if possible and leave bottles in closets.