Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Study Says Low-Income, Depressed Moms More Likely to Overfeed Babies

We all stare at the pudgy baby in the grocery cart and wonder what the mother must be feeding their little cutie-pie. While some tots are roly-poly because they’re maxed out on mom’s milk machine, others get chubby for other reasons.

According to a new study, adding cereal into the bottle may be putting kids on the fast-track to childhood obesity.

The study, presented at the Pediatric Academic Society’s annual meeting on April 28, looks at why some moms overfeed their babies and who these mothers are.

It seems like a no-brainer. Everyone assumes that kids get fat because they eat too much. Adding cereal to the bottle may kick-start the problem because it tends to cause Continue reading