1334 mothers were asked to complete food-frequency questions as part of a larger infant-feeding study. Reasons for starting solid foods before 4 months of age were assessed as well.
“I wanted to feed my baby something in addition to breast milk or formula”
The AAP, ACOG and AAFP all recommend waiting to start solid foods until about 6-months of age. However, it can be confusing when doctors recommend something different than what you would expect. When other recommendations are made that you are not familiar or comfortable with, discuss the reasons for the recommendation and any concerns you have with the health care provider.