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Waiting to Start Solids

Many moms have friends and family members who tell them it is time to start solids, or brag that their babies were so advanced that they were ready for food at an early age, way before other babies.

Why Should I Wait?

In fact, starting solids too early can cause serious problems for babies. The best things you can do for your baby are breastfeed him and wait until he is ready for solids.

Waiting until your baby is ready helps protect him from future obesity and makes starting solids easy!

Starting Too Early

The dangers of starting solids too early include:

• Increased risk of choking.

• Baby's digestive system has not had time to fully mature.

• Increased risk of food allergies.

• Negatively impacts your milk supply.

• Can interfere with your baby getting enough breast milk.