First Lady Encourages Breastfeeding to Curb Childhood Obesity.

Calling childhood obesity “the slow, quiet everyday threat doesn’t always appear to warrant the headline urgency of some of the other issues that we face,” Michelle Obama told members of the Congressional Black Caucus that breastfeeding babies could help fight obesity, the Los Angeles Times reported. Obama said 40 percent of children in black communities aren’t breastfed. (September 2010)