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The current recommendation of The World Health Organisation and all the state governments of Australia regarding the introduction of solids is that they be delayed until a baby is 6 months old.
Numerous studies demonstrate that babies who are given solids earlier are more prone to allergies, asthma, obesity and nutritional deficiencies. A number of companies that manufacture baby foods label their foods as being suitable for babies who are 4 months old although they are not.
This labelling is misleading and irresponsible. It encourages carers to start feeding their babies solids before it is appropriate to do so.