CTV News Edmonton reported about new research, recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics, which links baby bottle use in toddlers to obesity:
“A large new study finds that kids who were still being put to bed with a bottle of milk at age two were more than 30 per cent more likely to be obese by the time they were five.
The study authors conclude that prolonged bottle use may lead to the child taking in too many calories each day. It may also train the children -- and perhaps their parents -- to use food and drink to comfort the children.”
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Vented baby bottles may contribute to the problem stated by this study because of the excessive amounts of milk dispensed and gravity-based feeding that drives infants and toddlers to feed in an unhealthy lie down position.
“The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents avoid putting their child to bed with a bottle to prevent tooth decay. The Canadian Pediatric Society also recommends beginning the transition to a sippy cup after six months and, if needed, using water in a baby bottle at bedtime.”
—CTV Edmonton News
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