Biggest Isn't Better

Studies found that infants with a BMI in the 95 percentile or larger have an increased risk of obesity later in life.

Everyone wants a big, bouncing baby. But be careful what you wish for. An analysis of 24 studies found that infants who were at the highest end of the body mass index or weight spectrum (such as the 95th percentile) or who grew rapidly during their first two years were at increased risk of obesity later in life. The authors recommend breastfeeding up to 6 months of age as a way to moderate an infant's growth.

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