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.…

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Bottle-feeding + Early Solid Foods = Formula for Early Obesity

Formula-fed infants introduced to solid food before 4 months of age had 6.3 times higher risk of obesity by the age of 3 compared to breastfed infants. Breastfed infants showed no impact based on the age of introducing solid food (P<0.0001). This research confirms the long-term benefits of breast feeding during the first six months…

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Short Sleep Risk Factors in Infants

Many parents believe that solid food before bedtime enhances the sleep duration of their infants. However, researchers have highlighted that the early introduction of solid food and television viewing are significant risk factors for shorter sleep through two years old. At age one year the impact of solid food introduced before 4 months of age…

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