Breastfeeding is associated with lower body mass index among children of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

@article{Novotny2007BreastfeedingIA,
  title={Breastfeeding is associated with lower body mass index among children of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.},
  author={Rachel Novotny and Patricia D Coleman and L X S Ten{\'o}rio and Nicola H Davison and Tayna B Camacho and Vickie Ramirez and Vinutha Vijayadeva and Pedro T Untalan and Margaret Diaz Tudela},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={107 10},
  pages={1743-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of breastfeeding and overweight in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the relationship between the two. DESIGN AND METHODS A random cluster survey of 420 children (aged 6 months to 10 years), was conducted in the CNMI in June and July of 2005. Children were measured for weight and height and caregivers were asked about past feeding habits by trained investigators. RESULTS Seventy-three percent of children were ever breastfed; 53… CONTINUE READING

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