Importance of Breastfeeding to Prevent Unwanted Weight Gain

The WHO recommends that an infant be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of his/her life to achieve optimal growth, development, and health. At six months the baby displays readiness for new foods, textures, and modes of feeding. Weight gain in infants is a crucial factor that denotes growth but rapid weight gain in an infant''s first six months of life is a risk factor for child and adulthood obesity.

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