I was going to say "yes," but their actual objective was to compare the qualitative nature of breastmilk among 2 groups: short vs. long lactation.
"The long-term effects of such high fat intake have not been studied."
"Also, because of the changes in diets from childhood to adult years, it may not be possible to determine the influence of prolonged breastfeeding on cardiovascular disease."
"We must point out that, at the present time, the official policy of the American Academy of Pediatrics is not to put any limit on the duration of lactation.1 Moreover, a recent review of biological versus cultural aspects of weaning suggested that, from an anthropologic standpoint based on primates studies, "breastfeeding a child for 2.5 to 7 years is normal for our species." " (emphasis added)
Last edited by MariaNYC; 09-28-2010 at 03:22 PM.
Everything in moderation, including moderation.