Breast-feeding boost: What parents feed infants has lasting effect, research finds

September 2, 2014 2:07 PM

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Breast-feeding boost: What parents feed infants has lasting effect, research finds

What and how parents choose to feed infants — from breast to bottle and beyond — could have an enduring impact on the child’s health and waistline, new research suggests.

A series of studies published Tuesday as a special supplement to Pediatrics finds that infant diets can have a discernable impact on children’s health at least up to age 6 — and the implication is that this will continue as they grow older.

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