Study links bottle feeding with obesity in children

June 7, 2011 1:58:57 PM PDT
A study in the journal Pediatrics finds that children still drinking a bottle at age 2 were one third more likely to be obese by kindergarten.

It's not known whether long term bottle feeding is directly to blame. But researchers say their findings raise the possibility that weaning babies from the bottle around their first birthday could help prevent excessive weight gain.

Many pediatricians already recommend a switch to toddler friendly cups between 12 to 14 months of age.

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