(Please click here for full-size printable image.) Too much weight gained in the early days and weeks is linked to obesity in childhood and adulthood. Obesity is linked to a variety of health issues, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancers. The U.S. Surgeon General’s 2011 Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding cites a 32% increased

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I attended a friend’s baby shower in 2007. Guests were seated and served an array of fried appetizers while we anxiously awaited the arrival of the very pregnant mom-to-be. The decor was straight out of a baby magazine: the pink and silver tables were anchored by clusters of ready-to-use formula bottles, the centerpieces were bottle-shaped

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