Infant Nutrition Advice Andalusia AL

Some babies aren't born with baby fat—they get it from a bottle. Or so a growing number of studies suggest. Advocates of breastfeeding have long suspected that bottle-fed babies face a greater risk of obesity later in life than their breastfed nurserymates do. Now researchers seeking to understand the ever-expanding obesity epidemic have found evidence that they're right.

William Bindley Profilet Jr, MD
(334) 222-3133
115 Medical Park Dr
Andalusia, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1969

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Steven Mark Hults
(334) 222-1573
215 Medical Park Dr
Andalusia, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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John Lodney Stafford
(334) 222-1583
215 Medical Park Dr
Andalusia, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Kenneth Joseph Crowe, MD
(334) 493-2530
802 N Main St Ste A
Opp, AL
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Saskatchewan, Coll Of Med, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Mizell Memorial Hosp, Opp, Al

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Robert Burman Bowen
(334) 493-0427
101 E Paulk Ave
Opp, AL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Michael Wells
(334) 222-5781
711 East Three Notch Street
Andalusia, AL
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michael Aubrey Wells, MD
(334) 222-3133
PO Box 640
Andalusia, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1975

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Albert Bennette St John, MD
(334) 222-0588
21075 Rabren Rd
Andalusia, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1983

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I Ray King, MD
(865) 524-2000
101 E Paulk Ave Ste D
Opp, AL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1965

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Michael Aubrey Wells
(334) 222-5781
135 Medical Park Drive
Andalusia, AL
Education
English
Professional Memberships
Andalusia Regional Hospital, Mizell Memorial Hospital

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Baby Fat in a Bottle

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Some babies aren’t born with baby fat—they get it from a bottle. Or so a growing number of studies suggest. Advocates of breastfeeding have long suspected that bottle-fed babies face a greater risk of obesity later in life than their breastfed nurserymates do. Now researchers seeking to understand the ever-expanding obesity epidemic have found evidence that they’re right. At a recent conference sponsored by both the University of California at Berkeley’s Center for Weight and Health and the California Department of Health Services, experts analyzed data from studies worldwide. The most compelling research came from Scottish scientists at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University. They studied 32,200 Scottish children and found that those who were breastfed during infancy were 30 percent less likely to become obese as children. How to account for the findings? One possibility is that breastfed babies are better “programmed” against overeating later in life, because parents who use bottles tend to overfeed. Babies fed on breast milk have also recently been shown to have lower levels of leptin, a protein associated with obesity, than formula-fed infants. And some suspect that because most infant formula is made with sucrose rather than lactose (the natural sugar in breast milk), bottle-fed babies may be more likely to develop a preference for processed sugar. To be sure, no one is suggesting that breastfeeding is a magic bullet against obesity: All sorts of environmental and genetic factors contribute to the tendency to put on pounds. But the mounting evidence of the effects of infant nutrition is hard to ignore.

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