Four in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Study
Published: Mar 26, 2013
Child development experts advise parents not to introduce solid foods, such as baby cereal, into an infant's diet until the infant is at least 4 to 6 months old. However, new research suggests that about 40 percent of parents aren't heeding this advice and are giving their babies solid food much sooner. The researchers also found that formula-fed infants were much more likely to be given solid foods too early than were breast-fed infants.