Do fat babies grow up to be fat adults?

Research increasingly shows these infants are at higher risk of being obese later in life

If you are a parent of a fairly small baby, chances are your older relatives would advise or even nag at you to get your baby's weight up.

They will tell you that chubby babies are perceived to be well-fed and, thus, strong and healthy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2018, with the headline 'Fat babies = fat adults?'. Print Edition | Subscribe