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when to feed a baby solids and what is best?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk. 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.Rice cereal to start.

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What are the best times to feed by baby?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
What a coincidence!: This question was one from an encyclopedia by aboul al-faraj, a 12th century syrian physician. His answer was: "those who lack food should eat when they get it; those who have food should eat when they are hungry." babies tell you they are hungry by becoming very alert and turning their heads to the side of the cheek you stroke gently. Rarely, poor weight gain prompts scheduled feedings.

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