Eating Solid Foods

Breastmilk and formula provide all the nutrients a child requires during the first months of life.

The introduction of solid foods must be individualized to a child’s needs. It is recommended that solids be initiated between four and six months of age when readiness cues are seen (such as watching you eat intently or grabbing at your utensils trying to put them in their own mouth).

When starting solids, begin with once a day and then advance to three times a day if the food is tolerated well. Wait at least 2-3 days between adding new foods to observe for symptoms of allergy or intolerance such as rash, vomiting, or diarrhea.

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