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what age do you start feeding babies baby food?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
At 4 to 6 months old: It's best to wait until your baby isn't filled up enough with breast milk or formula at each feeding. When it's time, start with a brown rice baby cereal (more nutrients and fiber than white flour), mix it with a little water, breast milk, or formula, and give it by spoon, not in the bottle. Gradually increase the number and volume of solids as your baby's doctor recommends.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
I wait until sitting: Studies of various populations show that breast milk alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table.

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