Larger Bottles Associated with Greater Weight in Infants
Am Fam Physician. 2016 Dec 1;94(11):936-937.
Is the size of the bottle used to feed infants associated with weight gain?
In nonbreastfed infants, using large bottles (at least 6 oz [180 mL]) to feed infants two months of age was associated with greater weight gain by six months of age. The authors did not report adverse effects associated with bottle size. This is an interesting study that suggests that smaller bottles may prevent overfeeding. (Level of Evidence = 2b)
The data for this study were obtained from a study aimed at preventing childhood obesity. The U.S.
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