Timing of Initial Cereal Exposure in Infancy and Risk of Islet Autoimmunity

In JAMA  this week there is an article on the introduction of cereal into a child's diet.

There's quite a bit of controverys about when is the best time to introducce solids.  This paper is interesting in that it demonstrates that a window may exist:  kids who are exposed to cereal before 4 months or AFTER 7 months have a higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes later in life.

Wow.  While the concept of "too early" introduction being related to problems is nothing new .. this is the 1st discussion of how waiting too long to introduce solids may also be harmful.