When Do I Start My Infant On Solids?

3) Is your baby interested in what you’re eating?

A baby that is unable to sit up with good head control is physically not ready for solid food. This creates a choking risk. The amount of nutrients a young infant gets from solid food and purees in minimal. Sticking to a liquid diet of formula or breast milk until these signs of readiness are obvious is best.

The belief that babies sleep better after starting solids is highly debatable and becoming less believed by medical professionals. Dr. Sears recommends watching your baby instead of the calendar. He also states that solids are complimentary to a baby diet of formula or breast milk.

So when should solid food be started with your infant? Talk with your doctor when you notice your baby seems ready. Together you can decide when will benefit your child. Do not hurry and follow your baby’s lead.

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