Babies who started solids slept better: study

(Reuters Health) – Babies who start on solids at three months sleep better than infants exclusively breastfed until six months of age, according to a new analysis of clinical trial data.

The World Health Organization (WHO), the American Academy of Pediatrics and other groups recommend exclusive breastfeeding for an infant’s first six months, after which solids can be introduced.

The new data come from the Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) study, which involved 1,303 infants and was designed to investigate whether introducing solid foods earlier might help prevent food allergies. The EAT…

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