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Giving your baby solid food too soon has been linked to a higher risk of 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.
According to the latest AAP recommendations, moms are supposed to exclusively breast-feed their babies until they are about 6 months old if possible, so babies can reap all the benefits of mother's milk including extra immune protection and possible protection for future chronic illnesses like obesity and type II diabetes.
Originally posted by ohioriver
You bunch of sissies. I was drinking coffee the day I came home from hospital at 3 days old.LOL I had mashed potatoes and gravy at 1 week. Never had problems with allergies, couldn't even catch chicken pox when I was little. I was given real cows and goats milk. No formula. Aside from broken toes and various other injuries I was never sick growing up. Parents should read the labels on the formulas they are feeding their babies! Soy! Then go to FDA's own website and read what it says about soy.
reply to post by littled16
What I would like to know is there parents here who followed the rule of nothing but breast milk or formula for the first 6 months who had a different experience? I would sincerely like to know and appreciate your input!