Which statement about breast-feeding and obesity is correct?
a. Breast-feeding has no effect on the risk of obesity in children.
b. Breast-feeding is associated with a higher risk of children becoming overweight.
c. The beneficial effects of breast-feeding on weight may last into the late teen years.
d. The beneficial effects of breast-feeding on weight end in the early teen years.
Correct answer: c. Studies show that breast-feeding is associated with a lower risk of children becoming overweight. The benefits of breast-feeding may extend into the late teen years and even adulthood.
To learn more, read the continuing education article: “End the epidemic of childhood obesity…one family at a time“