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When should I start feeding my baby solid food?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest they should be introduced is between age 4-6 months.
Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and to see if your baby is ready.

In brief: Depends

in a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest they should be introduced is between age 4-6 months.
Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and to see if your baby is ready.
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Dr. Chad Rudnick
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