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The cute chubby cheeks always win your heart but they can be hinting towards your baby’s future health as well. As per a recent study, your baby’s health greatly depends on what you feed him during his early days. If go by World Health Organisation, infant obesity is on the rise and has turned to one of the most solemn public health challenges.
Obesity, which was once prominent in preschoolers and kids above age 5, has now become a common phenomenon in babies less than 1 year of age. Experts believe that the primary cause behind this increased rate of obesity in infant is formula feeding.
Researchers from all over the world have established a link between infant’s formula feeding with his future health and obesity. It has been observed that with formula feeding, babies are being fed with more of protein than what is required by their body. This apparently results in obesity as the child continues to grow.
Let us here understand how formula feeding triggers obesity in infants, here check out the facts related to formula feeding and stoutness:
To ensure that infant obesity is curbed, the above points must be taken into consideration. You will have to be careful about formula feeding and ensure that your baby isn’t consuming it in excess. And if it’s possible, stick to breastfeeding for a year as it is known to decrease baby’s likelihood of being obese as a child and adult.
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