Parents Risk Babies’ Health by Feeding Solids Too Soon

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Audie Cornish, Host
An interview with Dr. Kelly Scanlon, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aired on NPR’s All Things Considered on March 25, 2013

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in latest edition of Pediatricsshows that parents are introducing solid foods into their babies’ diets, sometimes far earlier than the recommended age of four to six months. Audie Cornish talks to Dr. Kelly Scanlon, lead epidemiologist in the nutrition branch at the CDC, a co-author of the study. Listen to the interview.