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Why can't we feed babies anything except milk until they are 6-months-old?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: ? can't ?

The best advise in the 40's to 60's included early infant solids to make up for deficiencies in home made bovine milk formula.
(great for cows) This changed when moms went back to breast feeding and formulas were better designed for human use.No-one will jail you for early feeds, but it doesn't improve babies diet,sleep,or growth.Waiting until they sit is better for their developmental needs.

In brief: ? can't ?

The best advise in the 40's to 60's included early infant solids to make up for deficiencies in home made bovine milk formula.
(great for cows) This changed when moms went back to breast feeding and formulas were better designed for human use.No-one will jail you for early feeds, but it doesn't improve babies diet,sleep,or growth.Waiting until they sit is better for their developmental needs.
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