Stop feeding when baby's full

Though it may be a difficult subject to broach, parents need to learn babies’ food cues

Parents may be to blame for their child’s overweight or obesity, according to a study in the latest issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Mothers who don’t recognize signs that their babies are full usually overfeed them. That leads to excessive weight gain during the latter half of the infant’s first year of life.  The researchers describe the feeding experience between mother and child as “primal” and say that discussing appropriate feeding with a mother is a sensitive matter that requires delicate skill from a social worker or nurse.

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