STUDY: Premature solid foods can cause long-term health risks

(WXYZ) - Many parents may be starting their babies on sold foods too soon, that according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

The study found that 40% of mothers start feeding their babies solid food before the recommended minimum age of four-months.

According to the AAP; the head and neck control as well as overall coordination needed to safely eat solid foods does not develop until four-months.

Early introduction of solid foods may increase the risk of some chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity, eczema and celiac disease.

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