This article over at ABC News makes me sad: “Parents Concerned About Babies’ Weight“.
A parent who closely monitors everything their daughter eats, and is happy that their kid is in the 25% for weight and not gaining, said this:
“I don’t want her to have any of the problems that I had: the self-consciousness, health issues,” Hasan said. “I want her to have good self-esteem.”
The irony in that statement is palpable. A parent who is already actively monitoring their baby’s weight and talking about it in a national news article thinks that this will stop the self-conscious issues for the next generation? Oh, no.