Early signs of childhood obesity - could be detected in weight gain of infants as young as 6 months old - suggests a new study.
"You know, we don't know exactly why these babies are gaining weight so quickly - but the take away is that if your baby is gaining weight so quickly that regardless of the reason - that's a child you want to watch out for - you want to be particularly careful with the types of foods that you introduce to them and what you feed to them."
That's Pediatrician and Child Obesity Specialist Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, speaking with Greg Knapp at KCMO in Kansas City.
Doc, in the study - did they look into what kind of feeding these babies were receiving?
"They did not look at that in this study - however many studies show that breast feeding does help children to maintain a normal weight throughout life."
Could this lead to schools going after the parents of the infant for being obese?
"Well you know they've actually, they've done that - and there have been some children removed from houses because they were so morbidly obese - and I do think that's a mistake."
According to Dr. Dolgoff - 70% of parents of obese children actually think that their child is either normal or under weight, and when the school gets involved, it's just as a warning for parents.
I'm Jessica Curtis, and that's your Talk Radio Buzz from Fox News Radio.