I just thought I would share, I went to a pediatric conference in Galveston this past weekend. I was listening to a Pediatric Endocrinologist speak about the current state of Texas Children and how many of them are obese. He mentioned several times that exclusive breastfeeding prevents obesity and infants and decreases risk of obesity long into adulthood. In addition It helps mom to loose weight, burn 500 extra calories per day, and decreases her risk for many illnesses later in life such as breast cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes. He actually referred to breastfeeding as THE NEW NATURAL LIPOSUCTION! Jokingly of course, but it has the same effect! Great News from a specialist! He also mentioned it is Nature's best health food for babies.