Just when you thought, “breast is best”- along comes news that’ll make you want to pop your boob back in your nursing bra.
A German study released yesterday found that mothers who breastfeed increase the risk that their child will be overweight. Wait, we thought breastfeeding was “Nature’s Perfect Food!?” Those La Leche League woman who burst into our delivery rooms told us so! Not to mention the endless news stories; in the past year alone, we've heard that breastfeeding can protect babies from:
• gastrointestinal trouble
• ear infections
• childhood leukemia
• type 1 diabetes
• respiratory problems
• high blood pressure
And of course those reports that breastfeeding makes kids smarter and better at macramé - okay, we made that one up. Yet, according to statistics 26 percent of Moms never breastfeed at all, and more than 59 percent of Moms who do breastfeed give it up in less than six months. But not the mom in this video, which made us laugh out loud.