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when do infants stop breastfeeding or eating formula and are able to start eating baby food?

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Dr. Debra Tang
24 years experience Pediatrics
Infant feeding: You should feed your baby breastmilk and/or formula until he's a year of age. After that the baby can have whole milk until age 2 when you can transition him to nonfat/lowfat milk. Solids can be started at 4-6 months of age, ideally 6 months. Nursing beyond a year is fine. In other countries, babies are nursed until they are 2-3 Y.O. Or even older.
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
Dr. Felecia Sumner
10 years experience Family Medicine
4-6 months: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you wait until a baby is 4-6 months old before introducing solid foods. Introduce them one at a time, a few days apart, so that you can monitor for any signs of allergic reaction. This does not mean you have to stop breastfeeding, however. The AAP recommends for you to continue with breast milk in addition to solids until at least 1 year old.
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