Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

The hunger and satiety signals for an infant are greatly influenced by the composition of microbes in their gut.  The quality of the food (ideally breast milk) will have a great impact on the composition of those microbes and the future ability of the child to regulate energy intake correctly.

 

New research into preventing obesity in children by starting in infancy – The Boston Globe

It is one of the most pressing health problems of the next generation, yet clinicians have had little success stemming the tide of childhood obesity.