TidBit of the Day: Exclusive Breasfeeding Hazardous to Infants?

| January 30, 2011

Source: Epi-log on Epicurious

There are a load of recommendations for when to feed your infant solids.  According to whom you talk to (and from what school of thought and/or generation they stem), one might suggest you: feed your infant when he demonstrates an interest in food, refrain from feeding your infant solids until they turn 1, feed your infant solids at 4-months to encourage him to sleep through the night, etc.

Recently, the British Journal of Medicine published a study suggesting that it is not only safe to feed an infant solids between 4 to 6 months, but that it may actually be best for infants.  Why?  Some studies indicate a correlation between food allergies and exclusive breast feeding of 6 months or more.  Read the study here.

Thoughts?

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  1. Ann says:

    I read that study last month actually – pretty timely since my baby is just turning 6 months in a couple of days! Things have changed so much in 3 years since I had my son – I can tell you one thing for certain – breastfeeding is most hazardous to your own breasts. Ummmm, this mom looks like a middle-schooler again:(

  2. sweetlife says:

    great study, so much more information is avaible these days..a perfect tool for new mommys

    sweetlife

  3. rebecca says:

    its a personal choice as a dietitian I would say breast feed for a year and offer tastes as you feel you child is ready

    all in all its up to the parent

  4. MaryMoh says:

    I only know that breastfeeding is the best for babies, at least for the first few months if possible. Those baby pictures are so cute 😀

  5. hm…I remember my mom told me that she breastfed me until I was 18 months old.

  6. Erica says:

    Great post! I will have a new baby soon!!!!!Thanks for the info!

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