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General information for new mom's How to Introducing Solids?

When should I introduce Solids to my baby?

•You can introduce solids, any time between 4 – 6 months.

When is your baby ready for solids?

1.Head control

2.A supported sitter

3.Can swallow food with chewing motions

4.Significant weight gain & growing apetite.

5.Curiosity on what you are eating.

How to introduce Solid foods?

Introduce solid foods only one at a time. Wait for at least 3 days after introducing. Check for any allergies then, Increase the quantity gradually.

After each new food, watch for any allergic reactions such as diarrhea, rash, or vomiting. If any of these occur, stop using the new food and consult with your child’s doctor.

Within a few months of starting solid foods, your baby’s daily diet should include a variety of foods each day that may include the following:

Breast milk and/or formula
Eggs and fish (according american academy of pediatrics)

Growth Spurts Do Not Mean Baby Needs Solid Food

Growth spurts often account for the increased hunger in your baby and should not be taken as a sign that your baby needs solid foods added to her diet. Offer your baby more frequent nursing sessions and/or bottle feedings instead of solids; you will find that within a week or two, your baby is oftentimes over the growth spurt and back to feeding "as usual


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