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why wait until 6 months to feed baby solids?

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why wait until 6 months to feed baby solids, clear information from many health organisation or old wives’ tale.

Starting solid foods is the beginning for you baby diet chart and proper nutrition. The reason behind mother milk will give great immunity system for new born babies more than solid foods. Also baby’s digestive system takes time to mature.

Keep in mind that before 6 moths of your baby introduce solid food to babies who are exclusively breast milk can help to ensure they getting full health benefits. I have mention below some of the reason why wait until 6 months to feed baby solid

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Mother's breast mill will increase the baby immunity.

Baby will have strong immunity from breast feed

Your baby will get immune development from breast milk as long as they can breast feed. Breast milk contains Lactoferrin, Secretory IgA, Lysozyme and more immune factor. That helps your baby to protect from bacteria, that’s the main reason breastfeed is compulsory between first 6 months of age. Breastfeeding up to 6 months decrease the rate of anemia. caremybaby says

Mature digestive system

If you feed solid foods for you new born baby the digestive system may not get matured well, it may cause poorly digested and uncomfortable reactions like vomiting, gas, Constipation. Solid foods contains more proteins, minerals, fats and carbohydrate without proper digestion may affect your child health, also Mother milk contains enzymes that helps proper digestion

Risk of obesity in solid foods

The early stage of introducing solid foods increase body fat and weigh and cause obesity.

Baby health problem because of obesity

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Fatty liver diseases

Common Reason to avoid solid food before 6 months

  • Risk of sucking foods in airway
  • Before 6 months of age your baby is not aware of solid foods to swallow, it may get chocked in his/her thought.
  • Best way of eating solid foods is by sitting position, So before 6 months your baby cant sit.

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