Your Health: July 8. 2013 Solid foods, babies and type 1 diabetes

{}{} A new study finds a link between babies who start solid foods at the wrong time{}and the development of type 1 diabetes. {}{} University of Colorado researchers studied the feeding practices of more than 1,800 babies. {}{} They say there is a association between babies who were given solid foods before four months of age and after six months of age to the development of type 1 diabetes. {}Dr. Deb lonze of Cleveland Clinic Children's says, "Solid foods are going to be lower in the good nutrition, but maybe higher in calories.{} So, there's a chance that we're causing more obesity in babies, it{} can cause allergies or eczema, there may be a link to diabetes, so there may be{}some chronic illnesses that we're causing in these kids when they get older."{}Researchers say the safe window to start solid foods appears to be between 4 and 5 months old.