Obesity and the Baby Bottle: Prolonged Use Can Make Kids Fat by Kindergarten

Parents who still comfort their children with a bottle of milk when they're 2 may be setting them up for obesity by the time they're in kindergarten, a new study suggests. Researchers from Temple University recommended that weaning them at the appropriate time might help reduce elevated obesity rates among U.S. youngsters. Instead of using the bottle to calm children, parents should instead address their underlying hunger and nutritional needs, they said. Childhood development specialists...Full Story
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