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Obesity and consequent health risks: is prevention realistic and achievable?
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    Infant weighing, feeding and the obesity epidemic
    • Ruth V Reed, Specialty Registrar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    From my recent journey into parenthood, I have gained some worrying insights into the roots of obesity in infancy. Ideally, the nation’s breastfeeding rates would be far higher, but we must address the current reality that the majority of babies are primarily formula-fed for most of their first year. Numerous inappropriate bottle-feeding practices leading to excessive calorie intake are widespread, and health professio...

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