June 2019. Volume 15. Number 2

Does the early introduction of a solid diet improve the sleep of infants?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Perkin MR, Bahnson HT, Logan L, Marrs T, Radulovic S, Craven J, et al. Association of early introduction of solids with infant sleep: a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172:e180739.

Reviewers: Fernández Rodríguez M1, Flores Villar S2.
1CS Potes. Madrid. España.
2Área de Hospitalización Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario Fundación Mútua Terrassa. Barcelona. España.
Correspondence: Mercedes Fernández Rodríguez. Email: mer763@gmail.com
Reception date: 23/04/2019
Acceptance date: 29/04/2019
Publication date: 08/05/2019

Abstract

Conclusions of the authors of the study: the early introduction of solid foods before 5 months of age: increases the duration of the night sleep, decreases the number of night awakenings and decreases the number of important problems during the night sleep of the infants.

Reviewers' commentary: although this study shows that the early introduction of solids influences sleep, the effect size was small. While the lack of adherence to the protocol of early feeding could have decreased the difference between the groups, it can neither be ruled out the possible presence of other factors that could be related to the improvement of sleep. The results of this study are of no sufficient relevance to support a change in the current recommendations for the introduction of complementary feeding in breastfeeding infants in order to prevent sleep problems.

How to cite this article

Fernández Rodríguez M, Flores Villar S. ¿La introducción temprana de la alimentación sólida mejora el sueño de los lactantes? Evid Pediatr. 2019;15:19.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Perkin MR, Bahnson HT, Logan L, Marrs T, Radulovic S, Craven J, et al. Association of early introduction of solids with infant sleep: a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172:e180739.

Reviewers: Fernández Rodríguez M1, Flores Villar S2.
1CS Potes. Madrid. España.
2Área de Hospitalización Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario Fundación Mútua Terrassa. Barcelona. España.
Correspondence: Mercedes Fernández Rodríguez. Email: mer763@gmail.com
Reception date: 23/04/2019
Acceptance date: 29/04/2019
Publication date: 08/05/2019

How to cite this article

Fernández Rodríguez M, Flores Villar S. ¿La introducción temprana de la alimentación sólida mejora el sueño de los lactantes? Evid Pediatr. 2019;15:19.

08/05/2019

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