National WIC Association

Effects of breastfeeding and low sugar-sweetened-beverage (SSB) intake on obesity prevalence in Hispanic toddlers

Davis JN, et al. Effects of breastfeeding and low sugar-sweetened-beverage (SSB) intake on obesity prevalence in Hispanic toddlers. Am J Clin Nutr. Jan 2012;95(1):3-8.

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of breastfeeding and sugar-sweetened- beverage (SSB) consumption on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Hispanic toddlers enrolled in the WIC Program. Results indicated that breastfeeding for 1 year or longer and low SSB consumption during the toddler years could significantly reduce prevalence of obesity in Hispanic toddlers.