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Infantile Overnutrition among Artificially Fed Infants in the Sheffield Region

Br Med J 1971; 1 doi: (Published 06 February 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;1:315
  1. L. S. Taitz


    Artificially-fed 6-week-old infants in the Sheffield region are heavier than would be predicted from their birth weights and show a greatly increased incidence of excessive weight gain. These findings are associated with caloric intakes that exceed the classic 50 calories/lb/day (110 calories/kg/day) with a universal tendency to early feeding with cereals and mixed infant foods.

    The possible harmful implications of the trend to infantile overnutrition are discussed.