Introducing solid foods earlier may improve infant’s sleep, study shows

Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran MD

Most new parents dimly remember getting 6, 7, or even (gulp) 8 whole hours of uninterrupted sleep. After a new baby arrives, they may wait months — perhaps years — for a restful night’s sleep again. Google searches for infant sleep training are common, and the business of “baby sleep experts,” is booming.

Now a recent study, published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that introducing infants to solids early on may be associated with improved sleep — and better…