Nightly News   |  March 25, 2013

Doctors warn against feeding babies solid food too soon

According to a new survey in the Journal of Pediatrics, 40 percent of mothers are feeding their babies solid food much earlier than they should. Children should be nursed or fed formula until they are six months old, experts say. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> news tonight comes from the journal of pediatrics. according to a new survey, 40% of mothers are feeding their babies solid food too soon. as it stands the experts say babies should be kept nursing or on formula exclusively until they are six months old. some parents told researchers they started giving their baby cereal or other solid food when they were as young as four weeks. in many cases they say they were following their doctor's okay to do so.