Introducing Solids to Baby

Mothers who did not exclusively breast feed their infants were twice as likely to start solids foods before 4 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends no solid foods until at least 4 months old because infant head and neck coordination needed to safely eat solids is not present until that age. In addition, early introduction of solid food may increase the risk of some chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and possibly celiac disease.

PositiveTip: New mothers, stick to the AAP recommendation of exclusive breast feeding for 6 months.