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How Soon Can I Start Feeding My Baby Jarred Food
4-6 months: Babies should absolutely not eat solids before 4 months, and many people wait till closer to 6 months to start solids. This is when a baby shows signs of readiness to feed, and shows interest in parents food. ...Read more
6 months or later: Most babies are ready to eat solids once they are about 6 months of age. This is the age they reach for things , able to transfer objects from hand to hand and put things in the mouth. They also start teething about this time.Start with rice cereal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Babies can usually take up to 1/2 their pound weight as ounces. An 8 lb kid could take 4 and so on.If they swallow a lot of air, they take less. If the kid empties all his/her bottles, you can begin advancing by 1/2 oz/feeding until baby begins to leave some behind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-6 months: The american academy of pediatrics recommends exclusive nursing for the first 6 months of life, when possible. Solid foods can be started as early as 4 months and should be started no later than 6 months. Most pediatricians recommend the infant cereals (rice, oatmeal, barley) as the first foods to introduce. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What veggies shall i start feeding my baby to start? And how many times a day? Does she need water now that shes going to start solids? Shes brestfed
Need more info: How old is the baby? Usually any of the stage 1 baby foods are fine, trying one veggie or fruit every few days to see how it is tolerated. ...Read more
Talk to doc: Typically infants start infant cereals around 5 months. Then progression is made to pureed fruits and vegetables. Proteins are usually added last, usually 7-9 months. It's important to only try one food at a time, in case there is an allergy. There is a lot of helpful information on the internet, in baby care books, and of course, talk to your pediatrician! ...Read more
Not a growth spurt: Babies go through growth spurts, in which they seem to eat all the time, and then slower periods of growth during which they do not seem to be as hungry. You might worry if your baby isn't feeding because she doesn't seem to feel good, is lethargic, or has fever or trouble breathing. If she looks and acts healthy, it may be a temporary slowdown in her growth. She may be eating more per feed, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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