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The Healthy Babies Curriculum

Published:November 25, 2013DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2013.10.002
      The first year of life, particularly the first 6 months, is a critical period for reducing the risk of obesity,
      • Taveras E.M.
      • Rifas-Shiman S.
      • Belfort M.B.
      • Kleinman K.P.
      • Oken E.
      • Gillman M.
      Weight status in the first 6 months of life and obesity at 3 years of age.
      especially because 40% of parents report feeding their baby solid food
      • Grummer-Strawn L.M.
      • Scanlon K.S.
      • Fein S.B.
      Infant feeding and feeding transitions during the first year of life.
      before the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation of 4–6 months.
      Early introduction to solid food is linked to obesity.
      • Heppe D.H.
      • Kiefte-de Jong J.C.
      • Durmus B.
      • et al.
      Parental, fetal, and infant risk factors for preschool overweight: the Generation R Study.
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