A randomized breast-feeding promotion intervention did not reduce child obesity in Belarus.

@article{Kramer2009ARB,
  title={A randomized breast-feeding promotion intervention did not reduce child obesity in Belarus.},
  author={Michael S Kramer and Lidia Matush and Irina Vanilovich and Robert W. Platt and Natalia Bogdanovich and Zinaida Sevkovskaya and Irina Dzikovich and Gyorgy Shishko and J. J. Collet and Richard M. Martin and George Davey Smith and Matthew W Gillman and Beverley Chalmers and Ellen D. Hodnett and Stanley Shapiro},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={139 2},
  pages={417S-21S}
}
The evidence that breast-feeding protects against obesity is based on observational studies, with potential for confounding and selection bias. This article summarizes a previously published study in which we assessed whether an intervention designed to promote exclusive and prolonged breast-feeding affects children's height, weight, adiposity, and blood pressure (BP) at age 6.5 y. The Promotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT) is a cluster-randomized trial of a breast-feeding… CONTINUE READING
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