Overeating is Learned as a Baby
If you ate too much at your Fourth of July cookout, there’s a chance you picked up the habit early in life. A recent study has found overeating may be learned as a baby. Researchers at BYU found that babies who were fed formula were two-and-a-half times more likely to become obese toddlers than babies who were breastfed for the first six-months. Putting babies to bed with a bottle increased the risk of childhood obesity by more than 35%. They also found introducing solid foods before four months of age increased the obesity risk by 40%.
You can read about the study in the journal “Pediatric Obesity.”