Baby Led Solids: Research & Experiments

Baby Led Solids: Research & Experiments

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New Solids Advice is Hogwash

I was shocked to see the recent British "study" stating that babies who did not start solid foods at 4 months old were more likely to suffer from malnutrition and future health problems. Needless to say, this did not sit right with me. After all of the research proving that breastmilk is the ideal food for babies, even past the age of one, I could not feel comfortable switching gears because of one little headline. Well, guess what? It turns out this alleged study was based on faulty "research." And guess what else? It was funded by baby food/formula companies. Yeah...UNICEF was pretty ticked about it, apparently. Here is a fantastic article where the medical community discredits the bogus study. 

Anyway, please please please do not give your baby solid foods until they are at least six months and showing developmental signs that they are ready to eat on their own (for more info, see my FAQs page). The baby-led solids method ensures that your baby is getting solid food when all of her tiny systems are ready for it, because babies don't eat until they can do it themselves. 

*charisma gets off soapbox*

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