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A study in the International Breastfeeding Journal revealed that infants who begin consuming solid foods early could leave breastfeeding sooner than others.
Breastfeeding is a critical part of motherhood. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mothers are advised to breastfeed their newborns for at least six months up to two years because of its numerous health benefits for both mother and child.
However, some mothers from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, heavy body weight, twin babies, or younger ages may have difficulty following these recommended guidelines and might want to leave breastfeeding earlier.
To help with these situations, researchers discovered that introducing your infant to small tastings of solid foods as early as four months could reduce the breastfeeding period.
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