CDC study: Breast-fed babies regulate feeding better

May 10, 2010 2:10:26 PM PDT
When it comes to self-regulation, breast fed babies are better at knowing when to stop eating, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new study determined babies who are fed directly from the breast in early infancy tend to consume less later in infancy than their bottle fed counterparts.

Scientists say, the more infants were fed with a bottle, the more likely that they would empty a bottle in late infancy.

Researchers say parents who feed their baby expressed breast milk or formula with a bottle need to pay special attention to their baby's feeding cues.