A 38-year-old female asked:
can u give a 5 month old infant solid foods?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Neigatha Graney answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
Solids at six months: Breast-feeding is recommended for the first six months of life. Introduction of solid foods should begin at six months of age. The evidence shows that infants exclusively breast-fed the first six months of life had milder illness from digestive and respiratory tract diseases. Additionally feeding infants solid foods prior to four months of age was associated with higher rates of obesity later.
Answered on Jun 15, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive.
Answered on Jun 1, 2017
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