Breastfeeding your teens?

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breastfeeding posterOK, now that I've got your attention, no, don't breastfeed your teenagers. But new research shows that the longer you breastfeed your infant, the less likely he or she is to have weight problems during the teen years.

Researchers speculate this occurs for a number of reasons. One, they they learn to self-regulate feeding, as that is what breastfeeding babies do. Also, that breastfeeding has a positive effect on body metabolism.

Let's do a little informal poll here. If you are willing to share how long you breastfed your baby and whether or not they are weight for height proportionate between the ages of nine and fourteen, we can test the study in real life.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.