Age at Weaning and Infant Growth: Primary Analysis and Systematic Review

The article “Age at Weaning and Infant Growth: Primary Analysis and Systematic Review” published in The Journal of Pediatrics summarizes the findings of several studies regarding the age at which semisolid or solid foods to an infant are introduced to an infant. The authors evaluated if earlier weaning is associated with faster infant growth and weight gain in infants participating in the Cambridge Baby Growth Study (CBGS) and compared these findings with findings from previously published studies. The authors report inverse associations between age at weaning and weight and BMI at birth and age 3 months, before weaning. The authors suggest that mothers may be responding to infant size, growth, or hunger cues. The authors conclude that “weaning between age 3 and 6 months appears to have neutral effects on infant growth in high-income countries.”

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