Introducing solids early helps babies sleep.

Dr Linda Calabresi

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Dr Linda Calabresi

GP; Medical Editor, Healthed

Dr Linda Calabresi

New study findings confirm what many parents already believe, introducing solids early helps babies sleep through the night.

The UK randomised trial, published in JAMA Pediatrics showed the early introduction of solids into an infant’s diet (from three months of age) was associated with longer sleep duration, less frequent waking at night and a reduction in parents reporting major sleep problems in their child.

Researchers analysed data collected as part of the Enquiring About Tolerance study, which included on-going parent-reported assessments on over 1300 infants from England and Wales who were exclusively breastfed to three months of age.

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