Breastfeeding during the first year promotes satiety responsiveness in children aged 18–24 months
Brown A, Lee M
Breastfeeding may reduce childhood risk of overweight. One explanation for this is that the baby-led nature of breastfeeding promotes appetite regulation as the infant has increased control of the amount consumed. However, the relationship between breastfeeding and later child eating style is largely unexplored. The aim of this study was to examine the association between infant milk feeding and later child appetite responsiveness.
Breastfeeding may promote satiety responsiveness potentially through the baby-led nature of feeding.
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