Why is it important that my baby gets enough calories?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There are many reasons why you need to make sure your baby is getting enough calories. Among other things, lack of growth in the womb can cause a decrease in brain development, immune deficiency, and short stature.

If vital organs don't get the nutrients they need, they're not going to grow to and function at their maximum capacity. And there's evidence to show that this can contribute to a wide range of problems when these babies become adults - for example, hormonal problems like thyroid issues, metabolic problems like obesity, and even cardiovascular problems like heart disease and hypertension.
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