Category Archives: Childhood Obesity

Healthy Gut Flora in Babies

Here’s an interesting article I found yesterday in the NY Times which reports on a recent study published in the CMAJ about healthy gut flora in babies. This report suggests that babies born vaginally and babies who are breast feed may have healthier gut flora than babies born via C-section and fed only formula. Healthy […]

Few US Hospitals Support Breastfeeding

In roughly 80% of U.S. hospitals, breastfeeding infants are given formula when it is not medically necessary. Here’s an article published by the CDC that discusses the many benefits of breastfeeding and the lack of support for breastfeeding moms in most U.S. hospitals.