Jessi - posted on 06/08/2011 ( 60 moms have responded )
What are your views? What do you feel causes it and how can we help to fight it. Also, if you have or know a child who is obese do to a medical condition please feel free to share it.
And I ask that if you're going to say someone's "personal opinion" is wrong you give detail as to why you feel it's wrong even tough it's a personal opinion there will be no "you're wrong, end of story" type comments.
I hear so often people saying "studies show feeding your child too early will cause obesity later on" but personally, I feel that allowing your child to sit in front of the tv for hours on end and playing video games plays a higher role in obesity than feeding them early on. My brothers, self, and son were all started on cereals at 2wks and whole milk at 6 mos and we have all had a stable, healthy weight throughout our entire lives. Now, I have friends who are all siblings (also the same last name as me but with an "s" instead of a "z") who have all been heavy since I've known them and guess what their favorite past time is!?! that's right....the TV!