Deborah De Santis-Moniaci Ph.D. Assistant Director, Kids Weight Down Program Clinical Psychology. Maimonides Infants & Children's Hospital of Brooklyn
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Male Speaker: The American Academy of Pediatrics is trying to get solid foods added to some place between 4-6 months and most people are probably saying 6 months and is that a good idea or a bad idea, from the point of obesity, to try to get to the solids even later? Female Speaker: I am not sure, I will be able to answer to that question. Host: Because we find some of the parents, because I am a pediatric -- if they give the kids solids early and they give full solid, and calculate the calories, it's one and a half times the kid needs, so I have some concerns, not as that much about the allergy, but I am just concerned about that but it still comes to one little formula, the amount of calories that come in and the amount of energy consuming that calories, if it's greater coming in than being expended, we are going to get too much weight gain. Female Speaker: Yes and we are seeing it again, like I said, when we started, kids coming in younger and younger who weigh, weigh beyond that they should be weighing. I do agree with you, I think that the younger we are starting the solid food, if we are not also cutting back of that on the formula consumption, kids are getting a lot more calories than they need.
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