Bigger Baby Bottles Linked to Baby Weight Gain

Babies who drink from large bottles early in life may experience more weight gain by six months of age than infants who drink from smaller bottles, a study suggests.

Starting when the babies were two months old, researchers tracked their weight based on the size of their bottles, which ranged from 2 ounces to 10 ounces. About 45 percent were being fed from bottles that held at least six ounces of baby formula.

Compared with babies fed from smaller bottles, infants with at least six-ounce bottles had about a half-pound (0.21 kilograms) more weight gain by six months, the study found.

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