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