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Kids given solid food sooner may sleep better: Study

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Health Desk-- 10th July, 2018: A new study said babies given solid food plus breast milk from three months sleep better than those who are solely breastfed.

Official advice is to breastfeed exclusively for the first six months of life. According to the experts, women should still heed this recommendation, although it is under review. In the study, giving solids earlier than six months had benefits for mum and baby.

The babies had fewer sleep problems and mothers reported improved quality of life. The study, by King's College, London, and St George's, University of London, surveyed 1,303 three-month-olds, and divided them into two groups.

The study was published in JAMA Pediatrics.