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Could household disinfectants be making our children fat?

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October 03, 2018

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Alexandra
October 04, 2018

Could it be that mothers who disinfect their homes feed their children more food? What about if the father disinfects the home? Could the mother’s disinfecting lead the father to feed the baby more?

Nick
October 03, 2018

I’m always torn about the benefits of breast feeding because two of our children were born 4 weeks premature and would only bottle feed. They are 19 now and are NEVER sick and perfect body weight. My youngest was full term, breastfed for 9 months and is always fighting illness, asthma, weight …..the list goes on and on.

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