I'm not the healthiest of eaters. If I eat fatty foods, will I make my baby fat?
ByNancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Updated Mar 2017
No. The fat levels of breast milk are not influenced by the fat in a mother’s diet. In fact, breastfeeding has been found to reduce a baby’s risk of obesity by 20 percent to 30 percent in part because a baby learns to better self-regulate his food intake by nursing at the breast.