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Study: feed babies solid foods earlier for better sleep

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Posted at 4:20 AM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 04:20:23-04

Babies may sleep better at night if they start eating solid foods earlier.

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics says introducing a child to solid baby foods at three-months-old resulted in small but significant improvements in night time sleep.

Babies who ate solid foods slept about 17 minutes longer and woke up less frequently during the night.

Researchers didn't determine which foods were associated with better sleep.