Breastfeeding Reduces Childhood Obesity Risks

Abstract – in Child Obesity Wang et al (2017) Background: The present study examined the effects of breastfeeding and its duration on the development of childhood obesity from 24 months through grade 6. Methods: U.S. longitudinal data collected from 1234 children were analyzed using logistic regression models and generalized estimating equation (GEE). Child height and weight were measured…

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Big-Latch-On events in Canterbury: World Breastfeeding Week 2017

Registered Big-Latch-On venues in Christchurch and greater Canterbury All the events below will be held on Friday August 4th McFaddens Centre McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch Doors open at 9.30am. Morning tea served from 10am. It’s a good idea to arrive before 10.15am if you are going to join in with the latch-on and breastfeed…

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Does spoon-feeding really make babies overweight? Dr Amy Brown

“Overall, it’s not a clear answer but current research does suggest that infants who follow a baby-led weaning approach may go on to be better eaters and have a healthier weight – but more studies are needed to confirm this. However, this doesn’t mean that parents who choose to spoon-feed should worry. Babies’ food attitudes…

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Changes to parental leave take effect from 1st June 2017

Employees who want to receive parental leave payments can now use their paid leave (eg annual leave, alternative days, special leave or time off in lieu) first. Their parental leave payment period can start at the end of their leave, even if it is later than the child’s arrival or due date. Before 1st June…

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