Mother’s Diet Signals Baby’s Healthy Weight

Rapid weight gain is a predictor of a child's future obesity. A new study found that breastfeeding mothers who eat whole grains, fruits, and vegetables while pregnant and for the first three months after birth have slimmer babies.

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Off to a Good Start

“I am interested in nutritional exposures during the first 1,000 days of life.

Last school year, I was a graduate research assistant for the Mothers and Infants LinKed for Healthy Growth (MILK) study, which is examining how breast milk is related to mother and infant weight gain and body composition. Working on the MILK study was a very enriching experience because I got to work with wonderful people who were also passionate about helping babies achieve a healthy start in life.”

— Regina, Public Health Nutrition MPH ’19

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