Thursday, August 31, 2006

Breast is best

Darling wife pointed out this article on Comment is Free on the subject of obesity and breastfeeding.

It does seem that some of the comments seem to think that the point that breastfed babies are less likely to be obese in later life means the article is saying:

  1. If you breastfeed, you won't be obese.
  2. If you don't breastfeed, you will be.
Clearly, the article is saying neither.

Incidentally, the wee fella has been exclusively breastfed and has been consistently in the 90th percentile weight wise (aka he's a big boy) for the last four and a half months. I don't think he's particularly fat, just big. He also has the most gorgeous smile!


Wibble said...

Amusingly, someone stuck "big breast" in Google's blog search and hit this article.

erynne said...

i think it says a lot if you're able to let your child decide as and when he'll eat. it doesn't fit in with 'routine' for most people. and i don't think it's 'fair' to scare mums with growth charts and things - you can usually look at a baby and see how healthy they are and if they're growing. that's what i think anyway. g's started out high then dropped to the 50th centile and a bit below. still looks/acts healthy though!