Preventing Obesity Among Infants

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

HARRISONBURG -- Different feeding habits and cultural beliefs in parents can lead to infants being overweight.

If you are a parent wanting to monitor your child's weight, you should schedule regular doctor visits for your infants to track your child's weight gain periodically.

"Fewer bottles, spacing it out. Also kids these days if they are in daycare or other care, they may not be moving around as and doing as much, so you want to make sure your kids are moving and that they are eating at the appropriate times and the appropriate food," said Dr. Kelli Hanon.

Hanon also recommends breastfeeding as a mechanism for maintaining a healthy weight among infants.

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