Time first foods just right

Published Jul 19, 2013 at 05:00AM

Giving infants the first taste of solid foods too early or too late could spell trouble later. This is according to new research published by JAMA Pediatrics.

Researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado found giving infants solid food before 4 months or after 6 months of age were both associated with an increased risk for development of Type 1 diabetes.

The study also found that breast-feeding while introducing wheat and barley appeared to decrease the risk.

— From staff reports