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Preventing Obesity, Right from the Start


“Breastfeeding protects babies from excessive weight gain. WIC children who were fully breast fed had the lowest rates of obesity at age 4.”

—@SBCPublicHealth, the Twitter handle of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, in a Monday tweet. This week is World Breastfeeding Week. As the tweet notes, breastfeeding has been shown to prevent obesity in young children.