Rapid weight gain in an infant’s first six months of life is a risk factor for child- and adulthood obesity, according to researchers.
“Growth is a sign of nutritional intake and development, an insight into health,” says Jillian Trabulsi, associate professor of nutrition and a registered dietitian. “Infant nutrition is a critical starting point.”
With nearly 10 percent of infants considered “high weight for length,” Trabulsi is interested in how to help all infants achieve a healthy weight as they enter childhood, starting with their intake during those first few months of life. Read the full article on UDaily.