Parents' feeding habits may raise obesity risk in babies

05/23/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

Formula-fed babies were more than twice as likely to become obese compared with those who were breast-fed for the first six months, a study in Pediatric Obesity revealed. Researchers also found that certain habits, such as bottle feeding at bedtime and introducing solid foods before 4 months, may increase obesity risk by 36% and 40%, respectively.

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