The study also found that if a child has been breastfed for at least four months, introduction of solid foods does not increase any obesity risks for the baby.
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Based on the barriers or troubles mothers may experience, Dr. Regina Benjamin, the U.S. Surgeon General, is working to make breastfeeding an easier process for women.
Researchers explain that babies who remain entirely on a breastfed diet for the first six months of life notice higher risks of being iron-deficient and for developing food allergies.
Mothers who did breastfeed their children appear much less likely to have diabetes than mothers who did not breastfeed.