Survey: 40 pct. of moms feed kids solids early

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new study in the journal Pediatrics surveyed 1,300 moms and found that 40 percent fed their babies solid food before they were 4 months old.

Most health experts recommend waiting until babies are 4-6 months old before introducing solids.

Doctors say early solids can cut down on the benefits babies get from breast milk.

They can also reportedly increase the risk for some chronic diseases.