Tomorrow's Health: Risks Of Solid Baby Food Too Soon


Story Updated: Mar 26, 2013

Giving your baby solid food too soon might not be a good idea.

Solid Baby Food
A new study in the journal Pediatrics surveyed 1,300 moms and found 40 percent fed their babies solid food before they were 4 months old.
Most health experts recommend waiting until babies are 4 to 6 months old.
Doctors say early solids can cut down on the benefits babies get from breast milk. They can also increase the risk for some chronic diseases.
Teen Mothers
A new study shows sexually abused or neglected teenagers become teen mothers at nearly five times the national rate.
Researchers in Cincinnati followed a group of teenagers over time.
They hope their findings will lead to better early intervention since many young abuse victims go through child protective services and have case workers who can talk to them.
Hip Surgeries
A new study of more than 500 minimally invasive hip procedures found complication rates higher than previously reported.
The most common problem: patients reported a numbness or a feeling of "pins and needles" in their legs.
Doctors hope their findings will put a new focus on surgery complications and ways to prevent them.

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