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Feeding Babies Solids Too Early Could Cause Problems Later In Life
Feeding Babies Solids Too Early  Could Cause Problems Later In Life

 A warning to mothers and mothers to be to be, starting to feed your baby solid food before the prescribed 6 months could cause problems 

According to the study published in medical life paediatrics almost 40% of mothers feed babies solids too early.

According to the study feeding the baby solids too early leads to obesity and diabetes, according to the study. Also, "starting infants on solids before 4 months can lead to allergies and eczema," says Dr. Jennifer Shu, an Atlanta pediatrician and AAP spokeswoman who was not involved in the research.

In mom’s that admitted to giving babies solids too early 9/10 admitted they started feeding the babies way before 4 months.

Researchers found formula-fed infants were about twice as likely to be introduced to solids early, compared to only breast-fed babies.

Babies are supposed to start eating solids at 6 months, according to the AAP.

And if you are puzzled about when you should start giving your baby solid food, here are a few guide lines that determine if the baby is ready for solid food or not.

 Is the baby sitting up? Can she hold her head up?
Does your baby open his mouth when food comes his way?
 Is she big enough? (Babies typically double their birth weight by 4 months)
 Can he take food off the spoon and actually swallow it?


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