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Interview: CDC says some moms feeding kids solid food too early

SEATTLE — Many babies are being fed solid food to soon, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC researchers questioned more then 1,300 moms and found that 40 percent of them introduced solid foods within four months of giving birth.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends introducing solid foods to babies no earlier than six months of age.

Dr. Uma Pisharody, a specialty care gastroenterologist at Swedish Medical Center, spoke Monday about the effects of feeding babies solid food before they are ready.

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