Mothers with higher quality diets have slimmer, leaner babies
Obesity is a growing problem among toddlers, children and adolescents in the United States. Gaining weight and fat mass rapidly during the first six months of life is one risk factor that can lead to obesity in children. A University of Minnesota School of Public Health study, recently published in the journal Nutrients, examined the role a mother’s diet plays in infant growth and body composition.
Higher Maternal Diet Quality during Pregnancy and Lactation Is Associated with Lower Infant Weight-For-Length, Body Fat Percent, and Fat Mass in Early Postnatal Life Muna J. Tahir, Jacob L. Haapala, Laurie P. Foster, Katy M. Duncan, April M. Teague, Elyse O. Kharbanda, Patricia M. McGovern, Kara M. Whitaker, Kathleen M. Rasmussen, David A. Fields, David R. Jacobs, Jr., Lisa J. Harnack and Ellen W. Demerath Nutrients 2019, 11(3), 632