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.

Follow Anna-Lysa Gayle on Facebook and Twitter.


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 213909921