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Study Says Cincinnati Infants Need Better Diets

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center studied 365 breastfed infants between six months and one year of age in Cincinnati, Shanghai and Mexico City. Less than 28 percent of highly breastfed Cincinnati infants received diverse diets, considerably fewer infants than in Shanghai and less than in Mexico City.

Researchers studied 365 breastfed infants between six months and one year of age in Cincinnati, Shanghai and Mexico City in an effort to analyze dietary diversity in developed nations.

“Clearly breast-feeding is the optimal food for infants through the first six months of life,” said Jessica G. Woo, a researcher at Cincinnati Children’s and lead author of the study. “But afterward, the diversity (of food) needs to be a concern.”

Learn more about the study at the Cincinnati Enquirer’s website.

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