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08 February 2011

Giving baby solid foods too early linked to obesity later

Babies who were formula-fed and introduced to solid foods before they were four months old were more likely to be obese when they were three, researchers report

Babies who were formula-fed and introduced to solid foods before they were four months old were more likely to be obese when they were three, researchers report.

Early feeding practises are believed to set the stage for later eating patterns and weight status later in life. But, previous studies hadn't provided consistent answers as to whether or not the timing of the introduction of solid foods could make a difference in a child's weight later in life, according to background information in the study, which was funded by the US National Institutes of Health.

Pregnant women studied

 
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