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Bottle Drinking Babies

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According to recent research it has been discovered that babies who are still drinking from a bottle by the age of 2 are more likely to become obese. Researchers at Temple University in Pennsylvania studied the habits of nearly 7,000 children from the area and found that 22% were still using a bottle to drink at the age of two.

By the age of five, nearly a quarter of these children were obese. The researchers suggest the infants who are used to drinking a lot of high-calorie milk from bottles are more likely to grow up to eat a lot more fattening foods.

Other things that seems to contribute included:

  • mother's weight
  • child's birth weight
  • feeding practices during infancy

People who are overweight are at greater risk of developing

  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • other health problems

General advice is that bottles should be given up by age one.


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