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Parents Feed Infants Solid Food Too Soon

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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says many mothers are feeding babies solid foods earlier than they should.  The recommended age is 6 months, but doctors say as many as 40% of new parents start solid foods before 4 months.  About 10 percent of parents start feeding their child solid food in the first four weeks of life.  The most common reasons include their baby seemed hungry and they thought the infant was old enough.

Babies may have trouble swallowing solid food before 6 months and researchers say it could increase the risk of some chronic diseases.

Read more on the findings here.



  • MyTakeOnIt

    Check to see if those are the mothers who have rushed their kids in everything else developmental through their childhood. Might be a correlation.

  • LisaG.

    it all depends on the baby also. my parents fed us before 6 months and we are all fine. This is just something else that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention needs to freak new mothers out. I am a new mother, she is now almost 2 years old and i started her on baby food at 4 months and as long as she ate it and not spit it out or choke on it, myself and my husband fed her it. I think they need to study more on parents who STARVE their children instead of feeding them too early!

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