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Obese Mothers Can Breastfeed Features

Leigh Anne O’Connor, IBCLC, New York City, USA Photo: Michèlle Du Toit Obesity & breastfeeding According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information nearly one in two American women of childbearing age is overweight or obese. About 24% of women 20–44 years of age are overweight and 23% are obese. (1) Can breastfeeding prevent obesity? Does not breastfeeding increase the risk of obesity? Does being overweight...

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Breastfeeding: Primary Prevention against Breast Cancer Features

Updated August 2016 Diana Cassar-Uhl, IBCLC, New York, USA Photo: Anna Bondarieva   Breastfeeding protects against breast cancer: primary prevention When experts in disease control talk about prevention, there are three levels: primary, secondary, and tertiary. The aim of primary prevention is to keep the disease from occurring; secondary prevention focuses on those who have the disease, but are not suffering ill effects from it (or perhaps...

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