Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods

When should I offer solid foods and what should those foods be?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents offer their baby solid foods somewhere between 4 to 6 months of age. Some babies are ready sooner than others, but don’t wait much longer than 6 months or you may have trouble getting your baby to accept solid foods. Even after you begin solid foods, continue giving your baby breast milk or his formula.

When should I offer solid foods and what should those foods be?
Is Your Baby Ready to Try Solid Foods?
Changes in Bowel Movements
Feeding Himself
Shopping For Baby’s Food
Your Baby’s Menu
Food Supplements
Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?
Preventing Poisoning and Choking

This booklet is meant to give you basic guidelines, not advice. Follow your pediatrician’s advice about your baby.

Expert Advisor: Robin Shern-Brewer, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
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You can learn more about about your child’s nutrition by reading: Guide To Your Child’s Nutrition, by the American Academy of Pediatrics

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