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what age is safe to feed baby food?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No magic age: I generally recommend beginning foods at 4 months. Some doctors recommend six months or later. Some parents begin earlier than 4 months without ill effects, and some hold off and breast feed for an entire year (which is pretty remarkable). You should ask your pediatrician his/her opinion.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
4to6months: Between 4 to 6 months of age.
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics 21 years experience
4-6 months: At 4-6 months it's recommended to start with baby cereal . You can then slowly progress to mashed fruits and vegetables . Water too. An be started t that age.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

When should you start to feed a baby some baby food?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
4 to 6 months: Most pediatricians recommend starting solid foods between four and six months. Starting too soon or waiting to long may increase risk of allergies. The child should be able to sit with support. He or she should have good head/neck control.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

My baby is 2mnths and doesnt become full can i feed her baby food?

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Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 45 years experience
TOO EARLY: It is recommended not to feed babies any solid foods until 4-6 months of age. The intestinal tract of an infant is not ready to digest anything but breast milk or infant formula until then. if you are breast feeding and the increased hunger is recent your child may be going through a growth spurt and attempting to have you produce more milk.

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