Date of Award
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Education
Introduction of solid foods is an important milestone for infants that marks a when solid foods are added to breast milk or formula. This transition is usually discussed with parents at their scheduled Well Child Visits by the pediatrician. The age at which solid foods are introduced into the diet may have potential effects on the child’s health throughout their life. This review focuses on the timing of introduction of solid foods prior to six months of age and the association of the child developing childhood obesity. The association between the timing and an infant’s risk of developing childhood obesity is unclear. The evidence in currently available studies does not confirm the association between childhood obesity and the introduction of solid foods before six months of age.
Darrow, Wes, "Introduction of Solid Foods Prior to Six Month of Age and Childhood Obesity" (2019). Physician Assistant Program Capstones. 12.