Study: Parents may be feeding children solid foods too early

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 25 at 8:49 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Despite warnings from pediatricians, new research suggests many parents are feeding their babies solid foods too soon.

Pediatricians recommend introducing solid foods no earlier than four to six month when a baby’s body is developmentally ready.

A new study published found 40 percent of parents are not awaiting.

“Often starting solids less than four months of age can increase the risk of certain chronic illnesses such as celiac disease, obesity, diabetes even eczema and dry skin,” said pediatrician Dr. Elissa Rubin.

New research shows lower-income parents who feel formula is too expensive were more likely to feed solids too soon.

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