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How Mothers Interact With Toddlers Affects Their Weight

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Researchers believe they’ve found a link between how mothers interact with their toddlers and the toddler’s weight later in life.

If a mother doesn’t comfort her toddler during emotional times, the child is more likely to become obese by age 15, researchers say.

A study suggests that the area of the brain that controls emotions and stress could influence appetite and energy balance.

Mothers need to develop positive relationships with their babies so they learn healthy responses to stress, researchers say.

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