According to Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper:
We’re not talking baby fat, or big boned, or chubby, or even overweight.
We’re talking obesity…clinical, medical obesity.
“A one-year-old who should be 10kg is actually 18-20kg or a two-year-old who should be 12kg is 25kg.”
And wait, it gets better…
Doctors at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, are admitting youngsters with severe weight-related health problems, such as sleep apnea and diabetes.
There is now a 12-month waiting period for the state’s only child weight management clinic.
And why do they call it a CHILD weight management clinic?
According to our Aussie pediatrician and weight specialist Shirley Alexander, “over-feeding and large portion sizes, rather than junk food, are to blame for toddlers being overweight”.
“We are seeing children who can’t walk properly or wipe themselves because they are obese,” Dr Alexander said.
But, it’s probably just a phase that they will grow out of.
And, they can’t wipe themselves because they are too fat.
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