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Does breastfeeding duration decrease child obesity? An instrumental variables analysis.

Authors
  • Modrek, S1
  • Basu, S1
  • Harding, M2
  • White, J S3
  • Bartick, M C4
  • Rodriguez, E5
  • Rosenberg, K D6
  • 1 Stanford University, School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
  • 2 Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.
  • 3 University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 4 Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville Hospital, Somerville, MA, USA.
  • 5 School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
  • 6 Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric obesity
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2017
Volume
12
Issue
4
Pages
304–311
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12143
PMID: 27161761
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The results suggest that hospital practices that support breastfeeding may influence childhood weight outcomes.

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