This study investigated relationships between the intake of human milk carbohydrates in the first year of life and infant body composition. Higher total carbohydrate concentrations, including human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), were associated with increased lean mass and reduced adiposity.
This article has found that physical activity in late pregnancy may have benefits for child body composition, including lower child fat mass and rate of change in fat mass. But vigorous physical activity may be necessary.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible. As children's growth and development needs vary, health professionals should advise the mother on the appropriate time when her baby should start receiving complementary foods.