Infant Nutrition Advice Galesburg IL

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.

Kathleen M Pestrella, MD
(309) 344-9370
3315 N Seminary St
Galesburg, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1978

Data Provided by:
Jeffrey Casimir Koszczuk, DO
(309) 343-5117
834 N Seminary St
Galesburg, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Galesburg Cottage Hosp, Galesburg, Il; St Mary Med Ctr, Galesburg, Il
Group Practice: Knox Ob Gyn Ltd

Data Provided by:
Jeffrey A Baumgardner
(309) 342-3565
940 N Henderson St
Galesburg, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
David H Sui, MD
(309) 344-9370
3315 N Seminary St
Galesburg, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided by:
James Allard Cecil II, DO
(309) 343-2640
575 N Kellogg St
Galesburg, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1976

Data Provided by:
Kathleen M Shaw
(309) 344-1000
3315 N Seminary St
Galesburg, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Tommy Lynn West, MD
(309) 734-2481
695 N Kellogg St
Galesburg, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1981

Data Provided by:
Daniel Keith Piper, MD
(309) 343-5117
834 N Seminary St
Galesburg, IL
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Galesburg Cottage Hosp, Galesburg, Il
Group Practice: Knox Ob Gyn Ltd

Data Provided by:
Daniel K Piper
(309) 343-5117
834 N Seminary St
Galesburg, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Tommy Lynn West
(309) 343-3303
834 N Seminary St
Galesburg, IL
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Baby Fat in a Bottle

Provided by: 

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.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...