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Bottle-feeding beyond the first year of life increases risk of obesity

Bottles consumed in childhood can contribute to obesity because it encourages children to eat too many calories

 
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Limit the prolonged use of feeding bottles for babies can help prevent obesity later in life. It suggests that the study by researchers at Temple University in the United States.

The leaders of research Robert Whitaker and Rachel Gooze analyzed data from 6,750 children born in 2001 to estimate the association between bottle use at 24 months of age and the risk of obesity at 5.5 years of age.

Among the children studied, 22% were users of long bottles, which means that at two years old, they used the bottle as its primary container and / or were put to bed with a bottle of high calorie content. Almost 23% of users of prolonged bottle feeding were obese at 5.5 years of age.

"Children who were still using the bottle at 24 months were approximately 30% more likely to be overweight at 5.5 years, even after consideration of other factors like the mother's weight, weight at birth and feeding practices during childhood, "said Whitaker.

Bottles consumed in childhood can contribute to obesity by encouraging children to consume too many calories.

"A girl of 24 months of age with an average height and weight, which is put to sleep with a bottle of whole milk gets about 12% of your daily caloric needs that bottle," said Gooze.

She notes that removing the bottles of children with one year of age is unlikely to cause harm and can mean less risk of obesity.

The authors suggest that pediatricians and other health professionals working with parents to find acceptable solutions to the interruption of bottle feeding in the first year of the child.

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