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PARENTS TOO HASTY IN INTRODUCING SOLID FOODS


Parents Too Hasty in Introducing Solid Foods

Nearly half of new parents in the US begin feeding their babiessolid food too early, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Leading physician groups currently recommend that parents refrain from giving infants younger than six months solid foods. Yet a survey conducted between 2005 and 2007—when the recommended cutoff for introducing solids was just four months—found that forty percent of new parents were starting their babies on solid foods before then. Some were even giving their children solid food when they were just weeks old. More…Discuss