Message in a Bottle-How to Help Your Baby

A baby and his bottle go together like peanut butter and jelly. For parents, there are so many other things that demand attention that it can be easy to stick a nice big bottle in baby’s hands without thinking much about it. New research shows that using bigger bottles can negatively impact the baby. Your text to link…
To conduct the study, parents who exclusively formula fed their infants were asked by pediatricians to bring in the bottles they used. The bottles ranged in size from 2 ounces to as large as 11 ounces or more. After controlling for other influences, researchers found that using a bigger bottle when the baby was 2 months old was associated with a much faster increase in weight gain by the time the babies were 6 months old in comparison to those who used smaller bottles.
It’s crucial for babies to gain weight and is an indicator of a healthy thriving baby, but rapid weight gain as seen in babies with large bottles was a predictor for obesity in later life.
Dr. Eliana M. Perrin, the study’s senior author and a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine said that using a smaller bottle could be a great way to help your baby avoid excess weight gain. She also said that earlier studies found that large bottles contributed to greater formula intake.
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