When You Should Introduce Solid Food For Your Baby

 

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Your child can begin eating solid foods at about 6 months old. By the time he or she is 7 or 8 months old, your child can eat a variety of foods from different food groups. These foods include infant cereals, meat or other proteins, fruits, vegetables, grains, yogurts and cheeses, and more.

What to serve when. Start simple. Offer single-ingredient foods that contain no sugar or salt.

Wait three to five days between each new food to see if your baby has a Important nutrients. Iron and zinc are important nutrients in the second half of your baby’s first year. These nutrients are. For babies who are exclusively breast-fed, waiting until age 6 months before introducing solid food can help ensure that they get the full health benefits of breast-feeding.

Starting solids too early — before age 4 months — might: Pose a risk of food being sucked into the airway (aspiration). Introducing solids to baby begins around the 4to 6-month-old mark, when a baby’s digestive system is ready to handle more. Get ready for the change by knowing what foods your baby should start eating, what foods you should skip and the best way to introduce solid foods.

Our Best Tips for Starting Baby on Solids Offer Solid Baby Food After Milk. If your baby is much older than 6 months and is struggling to eat solid foods, isn’t progressing beyond purees by 8 or 9 months or is falling off the growth curve, discuss it with your. Most babies are ready to start solids between 4 and 6 months (and the experts recommend waiting until closer to 6 months in many cases), but your little one’s individual development definitely tops the list when deciding whether or not it’s time to graduate to a more varied diet. How to Introduce Baby to Solids. Up to 9 months, feed her 20 to 28 ounces of formula daily or breast milk every 3 to 4 hours.

At 9 to 12 months, feed her 16 to 24 ounces of formula daily or breast milk every 4 to 5 hours. As long as your baby shows signs of readiness, your child’s doctor may say you can start solids any time around 4 to 6 months. Until then, breast milk or formula provides all the calories and nourishment your baby needs – and can handle. Once she has the hang of eating cereal off a spoon, it’s time to introduce fruits and vegetables. 6 to 8 Months Now that your baby is eating solid food off of a spoon, it’s time to expose him to.

Age: Birth to 4 months. Age: 4 to 6 months. Age: 6 to 8 months. Age: 8 to 10 months. Age: 10 to 12 months.

Use this guide to find out what and how much to feed your child in the first year. The amounts are general recommendations only, so don’t worry if your little one eats a bit more or less than suggested. It’s always a good idea to discuss your plan for starting solids with your child’s doctor.

List of related literature:

Solid foods should not be introduced until babies have good head control, have lost the instinct to push foreign objects out of their mouths with their tongues, and show an interest in solid food.

“Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal” by Phyllis A. Balch CNC
from Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal
by Phyllis A. Balch CNC
Penguin Publishing Group, 2003

At four months your baby’s diet still consists mainly of breast milk and/or formula (with added fluoride, vitamins, or iron if your pediatrician recommends it), but by four to six months you can begin adding solid foods.

“Caring for Your Baby and Young Child” by Steven P. Shelov
from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
by Steven P. Shelov
Oxford University Press, 1997

Solid foods are recommended to be introduced after 6 months of age, although they are often introduced earlier as parents often consider that their infant is hungry.

“Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics E-Book: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access” by Tom Lissauer, Graham Clayden
from Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics E-Book: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
by Tom Lissauer, Graham Clayden
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Solid foods are not necessary, nor are they recommended, before a baby is 4 to 6 months of age.

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

Because a younger baby’s digestive system is not yet mature enough to handle solid foods well, babies who start solids before six months are at higher risk for the following:

“Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers” by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jack Newman
from Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jack Newman
New Harbinger Publications, 2010

However, current medical advice is to avoid the introduction of solid food until the baby is 6 months old in order to minimise early contact with potential dietary allergens.

“The Complementary Therapist's Guide to Conventional Medicine E-Book: A Textbook and Study Course” by Clare Stephenson
from The Complementary Therapist’s Guide to Conventional Medicine E-Book: A Textbook and Study Course
by Clare Stephenson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Solid food should not be introduced into the diet until the child is at least 4 to 6 months of age because the infant’s feeding abilities and gastrointestinal tract are not mature enough to handle solid foods.

“Nutrition: Science and Applications” by Lori A. Smolin, Mary B. Grosvenor
from Nutrition: Science and Applications
by Lori A. Smolin, Mary B. Grosvenor
Wiley, 2019

A. Solid foods are generally introduced to the baby at approximately 4 months.

“Family Practice Guidelines: Second Edition” by Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC
from Family Practice Guidelines: Second Edition
by Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, WHNP, RN-BC
Springer Publishing Company, 2010

Continuing to breastfeed lowers parents’ stress by allowing them to introduce solid foods as a socialization measure, knowing that the mother’s milk continues to provide the bulk of her baby’s nutritional needs from age 6 to 12 months.

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

Remember the following while giving complementary feeds: • Offer solid foods before the formula or breast milk.

“Concise Text Book for Pediatric Nursing E-Book” by Assuma Beevi
from Concise Text Book for Pediatric Nursing E-Book
by Assuma Beevi
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

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  • Hi,
    I follow your channel regularly for tips.But this one,Sorry that I could not go past the 1st point,coz it only churns my stomach and brings back unpleasant memories of not BF’ing the baby and apprehensions about her future health.Not every mom is lucky enough to exclusively breastfeed their child. Some like me, everyday and with every minute of frustration resort to formula due to various reasons. We do understand the benefits of breastmilk but correlating a healthy life of babies only and only to breastmilk makes the EFF category mother depressed. Wish this was more positive ☹️

  • My baby is now 14 months completing, earlier my baby use to eat 2 snacks and 2 proper food (lunch n dinner), from last 1 month he was not well (I.e fever cough n cold) now he is perfectly ok, but he complitely stopped eating, wat should I do plz suggest me

  • Mansi di mera beta 1 year cross hogaya hai,wo abhi bhi puries mai kharaha hai wo kuch bhi nahi khata, kya karu plz kuch batayiyai

  • I am a big big fan of your videos… It’s like my friend who helps me whenever i m in need. Thank you so much. I want to contact you directly… If possible kindly forward any convenience way

  • Hi Mansi. I love the bonding of u & Sourav with Kabir. I am a new mother & my son is 70 days old. Please tell me how you & sourav have taught Kabir everything and since when can we start such activities with our baby.

  • Hi my Dr said till 1year we shouldn’t give any type of food leaving only breastmilk is it true!!!? In-laws are also saying tat only Wat should I do?

  • Hello mem my baby is 4 month complete..
    Wo feeding k bad bhi bhukhi raha jati he to kya kru?
    Kya me use fruit juice start kr sakti hu??
    Please repli

  • Hello mam. Mera baby 5month ka hai per direct breastfeed nahi lata. Agar breast milk ko feeder mein dal k do toh le leta hai. Magar breast sa sucking karte waqt rota hai itching karta hai apne sar aur ankho pe. Mujha kuch samj nahi a raha hai k kya karo woh aise q karta hai aur rota bhi bohat hai.

  • Hello.my baby is 7th month old but at the age of his birth he suffered lungs nd breathing problem.now suffering with chest problem could not swallow milk easily….but now dr said give him cerelac in a liquid form.what would you suggest..plz guide mee

  • Hello mam..mera beta five and half month old hai. Uska weight 4.5kg hai. Abhi tak wo formula or breast milk pr tha bt ab hum wo afford nh kr skte to qa hum use solids de skte h…plz ans..

  • I am mother of 3months old. My parents say we should start daal ka pani when daal is cooked and cooked rice ka paani to baby. Its not actually a solid food but a liquid food apart from breast milk. What is your opinion on this? I am confused because one way i feel starting pure liquids before solid will prepare my baby to digest solids which we will start at the age of six months but at the same time, i feel he is not ready to digest anything apart from my breast milk.

  • Hiii meri beti ko mene gunju krwaya h vo 3 years ki h Iske Baal Bahut rough dry r patle hairs the Isliye usko mene 2nd time gunju krwaya h Ab Mai Esa kya keru ki uske Jo hairs aye vo achhe ghane r healthy aye

  • Hi mam… My baby just entered into 6th month… What u said is baby shows interest when we are eating… As my son is seeing us when we are eating… But last point u said I.e., tongue outside inside.. He is doing that now…I confused whether to start solids are have to wait

  • Hi Mansi, my baby is 5 months 1 week I have to join my office after a week I wanted to add solid now.. I know I should start at 6 months but can I just start at 5.5 months..

  • Please make a video on what to give babies in fever…my baby had a fever and i m worried about his food…want to know whether we can give fruits because people say not to consume fruits and curd in fever

    Hope you would make a video on this issue asap

  • Hi.Mam thanks of baby information & helpful for me my baby is 7th month old.i give a fruit different he is take it frst day.n again not eat.plz mam give me a suggestion.

  • Please Please please please please please make a video on summer diet plan and food to offer during summer and cooling foods in summer

  • Muje English nhi ati hai magr aapne ye video English mai bhai hai mai aapki har video dekhti hu meri baby girl 5 month ki ho gya hai ab mai kya kru kese kru������

  • Hallo mam
    Meri beti 17 mnth ki ho gai hai.bt abtak vo sirf liquid form me leti Hai agar food thoda thik hua vo omet Kar deti Hai
    I consult my Dr so he told she didn’t like that food change food..
    So Maine use alag alag tarah se food Dena shuru Kiya firbhi vahi condition Hai
    Plz give me any solution for her
    Mai bahut pareshan ho gai hu

  • I have done enough research on starting solids.. It was just exactly same as u have mentioned.. As u said there are guideline but we shud follow our kids sign wen s ready..

  • I will be starting solid food by next month..�� thanks for you detailed videos…
    Can you tell me which high chair do u use for Kabir?

  • Mansi. Mera baby 18th month Ka ho gya h.maine breastfeed krana bnd kr dya h pr vo kuch kha nhi rha h subh se sham ho jati h usse kuch khaye hue. M use different items bna kr bhi khila rhi hu pr vo nhi khata. 2 din ho gye h use kuch bhi khaye hue…help plzz

  • hy plz plz rply me must in urdu agr kisi reason ki waja se mother brest feed na day pay and baby 3 month ka ho jay to kia continou kr sakti ha mother brest feed

  • I hv given only breastmilk till 6 months.. After that started other liquid semi solid foods.. But he is not able to eat pure solid food himself till now..
    Thank u..

  • Hello mam
    Hope u r doing well. How is Kabir.
    My baby will complete 6 month on 6th April. Till now am giving him breast milk. But I have to introduce him with formula, bcz I need to join my work. So my question is which formula milk is best for babies.

  • This s nice but I want suggestion for smthing else…my baby s 9month old…he s getting irritated these days…crying very often…