Starting formula-fed babies on plain food too early might boost their risk of apropos portly by a time they strech age 3, according to a impending study.
The study, that followed some-more than 840 immature children, found that formula-fed infants introduced to plain food before 4 months of age had a 6.3-fold increasing contingency of plumpness during age 3 (95% certainty interlude 2.3 to 6.9), Susanna Y. Huh, MD, MPH, of Children’s Hospital Boston, and colleagues reported online in Pediatrics.
However, a same didn’t reason for breastfed infants — who showed no impact of timing of plain food introduction on plumpness during age 3 (odds ratio 1.1, 95% CI 0.3 to 4.4), Huh and co-authors wrote.
The commentary from a longitudinal investigate support discipline recommending holding off on solids until during slightest 4 months of age and preferably to 6 months of age, a researchers noted.
“Additionally, it serve confirms a extensive long-term Nutritional value of breast feeding during a initial 6 months of life,” commented Cliff Nerwen, MD, of Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York City, in a matter sent to reporters.
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