Many parents introduce solids before 4 months

Four in ten new parents start feeding their babies solid foods before their four-month birthday, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Introducing solid foods early means that the baby gets less breast milk over the course of their infancy, and that decreases the ability to get optimal benefits, like protection against infection,” said Dr. Alice Kuo, from the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.

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Many parents introduce solids before 4 months : CDC: MedlinePlus
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High Carbohydrate Intake in Infancy Programs Lifelong Obesity

Results of an animal study conducted by Mulchand S. Patel, PhD, suggest that human babies may be less prone to obesity if given solid foods later.

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High Carbohydrate Intake in Infancy Programs Lifelong Obesity – UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.