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Babies who eat solid food too early may be obese

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Starting your baby on solid foods too early may increase their risk of obesity.

Harvard University researchers found among formula fed babies, those introduced to solids before four months old were six times more likely to be obese by age three.

There was no such link among babies who were breastfed for at least four months.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting to begin solids until infants are between four and six months old.

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