Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

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Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, Registered Dietitian and Associate Professor of nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences in the University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences. Laurie joined the show to discuss breastfeeding. She says research has found that breast-fed babies have lower rates of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, asthma, obesity, Type 1 and 2 diabetes. Additionally, Nommsen-Rivers says recent studies have linked breast-feeding to higher IQ and social boosts for babies.