Are Height and Size Impacted by Nutrition?

So, when looking at the children of today, starting with the size of newborns, what role is nutrition playing? Well, babies born very small i.e. less than 6 pounds, are usually nutrient deficient. Actually, most babies are born nutrient deficient these days but it doesn’t always show up in their size. And extreme smallness in children (height and weight) can also be a sign of nutrient deficiency. Other contributors to extreme smallness are lack of adequate protein, lack of sufficient sleep, too much sports, genetics or Celiac Disease (a disease caused by a complete intolerance to wheat). I have helped many babies with ‘failure to thrive’ by removing wheat from their breastfeeding moms’ diets.

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