Single Mothers With Depression May Overfeed Their Infants.

HealthDay (4/28, Preidt) reports, “Poor mothers who are single or who have depression are more likely to overfeed their infants by adding cereal to baby bottles, a practice that can lead to excess weight gain in infants,” according to a study presented at a pediatrics conference. “For the study, US researchers examined data from 254 mothers of infants in low-income, primarily Hispanic households and found that 24 percent of the mothers put cereal in baby bottles.” Notably, “those with depression were 15 times more likely to do so than those without depression.”

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— “Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants,”Robert Preidt , HealthDay, April 30, 2012.

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