How early can obesity start?
Making room in the womb-
Is a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Children’s Center for Digestive Health Care / GI Care for Kids, whose books on nutrition for parents led him to start Nutrition4Kids with his co-founders.
Obesity can start in the womb during pregnancy. Mothers who have gestational diabetes deliver babies who can become obese. It can last throughout childhood and put the child at risk for diabetes. One way to prevent obesity from occurring is breastfeeding.
Babies too can be at risk
Babies who are overfed, fed too soon, consume excess juice or are given cereal in their bottles can also be at risk for developing obesity.
Follow the guidelines for feeding infants to help your baby develop his own cues to feeling full and satisfied.
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