Complementary feeding at 4 months linked to higher iron levels

11/19/2012 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Babies who were given complementary foods in addition to breast milk at age 4 months had higher iron levels than those who were exclusively breast-fed for 6 months, though both groups had sufficient iron levels, according to an Icelandic study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers reported no difference in weight gain or growth between the complementary feeding and breast-feeding groups.

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