In what age the solid food should start ?
Rebekah - posted on 06/02/2011
I started my son on solid foods when he was 2 months old. I couldn't breastfeed anymore and my son was hungry, he was taking in 16oz. of formula in one feeding session.
If you the mother is breastfeeding, you might want to wait out the first 6 months, for it could decrease the flow.
And as long as there are no allergies in the family, you can start introducing foods. If there are serious allergies in the family, I would wait as well - starting too early when allergies run in the family can increase your chances of the baby having a reaction.
Briana - posted on 06/02/2011
The general recommendation is 6 months. However some guidelines to tell if they are ready include: 1. Can your baby sit with support. 2. Can they hold their head steady 3. Can they keep food in their mouth and swallow it. As with most things you should still consult with your pediatrician to make sure your baby is ready. Starting solids too soon can hurt baby's digestive tract, cause baby to choke, or eat too much. Breastmilk or formula will provide all the nutrients they need until their bodies are physically ready, generally between 4- 6 months.
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