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Table 4 Reasons for introducing solid foods before 17 weeks of age (n = 127)

From: Determinants for early introduction of complementary foods in Australian infants: findings from the HSHK birth cohort study

ReasonN%
Baby hungry4535.4
Baby old enough to wean3326.0
Advised by family and/or friends2116.5
To settle the baby/help him/her sleep at night1511.8
Baby interesteda1310.3
  1. a Interest indicated by baby putting hands and other objects into mouth and/or chewing hands and other objects or interest towards the parent’s food