A member asked:

When is it okay to start feeding my 7 week old mashed potatoes and soft things like that?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Breast milk or formula provide balanced nutrition for infants for the first year of life. Supplements do not improve infant nutrition.50 years ago they were introduced early because people made a crude & incomplete formula from evaporated milk (great for calf's not kids).Today we use solids to introduce texture & a new feeding skill. Six months is the recommended age.

Answered Oct 4, 2016



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