Every new parent struggles with exhaustion. “Sleep when the baby sleeps” is the advice you’re most likely to hear—but what happens when your child still isn’t sleeping through the night? There are mountains of books, articles and videos out there about how to help baby sleep better, but a new study is suggesting a radical new option: Start introducing solid food even earlier than previously thought.
Currently, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting baby on solids at 6 months. But new research published by JAMA Pediatrics found that introducing solid foods at 3 months old “resulted in small but significant improvements in infant sleep characteristics.”
Gideon Lack, senior author of the study and head of the Department of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London, understands new parents’ struggles. “Lack of sleep can be pretty devastating…
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