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The benefits of breastfeeding in reducing the risk of childhood overweight have been well-documented. This study examined the relationship between breastfeeding initiation and duration with child overweight among children and adolescents in North Carolina. The results support recommendations promoting breastfeeding to help reduce obesity.
This study examined breastfeeding trends over time and identified demographic, maternal, infant, and environmental factors associated with initiation of breastfeeding and duration over eight weeks in North Carolina. The results provide a method for monitoring changes in breastfeeding and helps identify groups that could benefit from additional education, support or services.
Data from the North Carolina Child Health Assessment and Monitoring Program were analyzed to determine the association of breastfeeding duration and the incidence of diagnosed childhood asthma in North Carolina. The results suggest that new mothers should be encouraged to breastfeed for as long as possible, in order to reduce the risk for childhood asthma.