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Prolonged Baby Bottle Use May Lead To Obesity: Tips To Break The Bottle Habit
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Prolonged Baby Bottle Use May Lead to Obesity: Tips to Break the Bottle Habit

According to a study recently published in the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies who are still using a bottle by the time they hit the twenty four month mark are at least 30% more likely to become obese at age six than children who were weaned much younger. Old recommendations to allow the child to guide the weaning process have been eliminated, replaced by new guidelines that say all babies should be introduced to the cup starting around the fifth month or after gaining the ability to sit well with support and that babies should be totally weaned by the time they reach their first birthday.

In the study, authored by Rachel Gooze, the slightly more than twenty percent of children still being given a bottle as their primary source of nutrition were also being put to bed with a bottle. That nighttime bottle often was filled with calorie containing beverages, usually milk. For the average sized, twenty four month old girl, that nighttime bottle could account for slightly more than ten percent of her daily calories.

Gooze and the research team from Temple University in Pennsylvania used a national survey to gather their information on nutritional habits, especially in relation to babies and their bottles. After collecting the data, they eliminated a number of other factors, including mother's weight, the child's birth weight and others before concluding that the bottle was a likely culprit in pushing obesity risk, especially after age one.

Pediatricians and pediatric dentists have long pushed for the nighttime bottle to be eliminated or at least changed to clear water because the prolonged contact with the growing teeth led to tooth decay. Changing this bottle to water can make it easier to begin the weaning process as well.

Other tips being offered by pediatricians to make the break easier on everyone included: making the change gradually. Introducing the cup, even a few sips a day starting from five months allows the baby to get used to it. A sippy cup that has a softer, more nipple like spout may also allow for a much easier transition. In addition, hide the bottles until the baby is completely comfortable drinking out of the cup. It might be a good idea to hang on to one or two in case the baby gets ill before he is ready for the cup completely.

Finally, the bottle is often used for comfort, so the experts suggest adding extra lap or cuddle time especially during this transition.


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