Saturday, February 05, 2005

Breastfeeding News

BBC News reports Baby weight gain 'over-estimated', pointing out the link between formula feeding and obesity.

US growth charts from the CDC were updated a few years ago; but I still wonder how many pediatricians are still using the old charts.

Anyhow, a false concern about "slow weight gain" is insidious, as it undermines maternal confidence, one of the primary indicators of breastfeeding success. If mom thinks she can make enough milk, she will probably make enough milk.

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