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Many Moms Introduce Solid Food To Their Babies Much Too Early
2013-03-25 06:56:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent study has shown (based on animal models) that babies who are started too early on foods high in carbohydrates will likely have a lifelong struggle with excess weight gain and obesity. New research to be published in the April issue of Pediatrics and released online today has found that forty percent of mothers start feeding their babies solid foods much too early, with many claiming they were given the go-ahead by their...

2012-02-09 23:36:59

A new study by psychologists at The University of Nottingham has shown that babies who are weaned using solid finger food are more likely to develop healthier food preferences and are less likely to become overweight as children than those who are spoon-fed pureed food. The research just published by BMJ Open set out to examine the impact of weaning style on food preferences and Body Mass Index in early childhood in a sample of 155 children. Co-author of the study, Associate Professor...

2012-02-07 12:03:57

Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case-controlled study Infants allowed to feed themselves with finger foods from the start of weaning (baby led weaning) are likely to eat more healthily and be an appropriate weight as they get older than infants spoon-fed purees, indicates a small study published in BMJ Open. The findings prompt the authors to suggest that baby led weaning could help ward off obesity in later...

2011-01-12 15:32:45

Most babies can reach out for and eat finger food by six to eight months, according to a study in the January issue of Maternal and Child Nutrition. However baby-led weaning - which advocates babies feeding themselves solid foods, rather than being spoon fed purees - could lead to nutritional problems for the small number of children who develop later than average. That is why UK researchers - led by child health specialist Professor Charlotte M Wright from the University of Glasgow, Scotland...


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