Wondering when to introduce pablum
Lindsey - posted on 01/13/2009
Actually, I've read cereal is not the best first food for babies as it can take up to 36 months for the digestive system to be fully prepared to process this type of food. I would suggest waiting until your son is at least 6 months old and introduce a pureed fruit or vegetable. My daughter is 7 months and has been exclusively breastfed her entire life as well. I wanted to wait a little while after the recommended 6 month point to make sure her digestive system is ready for solids. But in reality, from a caloric standpoint, your little one doesn't really need solids until about the 12 month point. Up until then, it's suggested just for practice. Check this link for a more thorough explanation in support of delaying solids:
Hope it helps!
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