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Must my infant's diet include fat?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Absolutely: Fat is an essential part of an infants diet. It is necessary for brain development.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Want it smart ??: Cholesterol is used by the nervous system as an insulator.Connections between brain cells need this to develop normally.Remove it from your kids diet and they suffer, but the results may take years to be recognized.Other fats are also necessary for normal development.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Best infant diet: The diet custom tailored for the human infant is breast milk, which certainly contains the fats needed for healthy growth and development.

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