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What are the first solid foods I should feed my baby?
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In brief: Baby cereal
When your baby is 4-6 months old it's usually time to start trying solid foods.
For most babies the first food is rice creal or infant oatmeal mixed with breastmilk or formula. These baby cereals provide a great source of iron for your growing infant. Other early options are banana, avacado or cooked potatoes and sweet potatoes mashed and thinned with a little breast milk.

In brief: Baby cereal
When your baby is 4-6 months old it's usually time to start trying solid foods.
For most babies the first food is rice creal or infant oatmeal mixed with breastmilk or formula. These baby cereals provide a great source of iron for your growing infant. Other early options are banana, avacado or cooked potatoes and sweet potatoes mashed and thinned with a little breast milk.
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Baby cereal
Start at age 6 months with baby cereal mixed with water or formula.
Then try the small single-flavor jars of baby food veggies. If that goes well, then try the baby food fruits; and later the meats. If making home-made baby food, just use similar flavors as the ready-made jars, such as peas, sweet potato, apple sauce, banana, lamb, etc.

In brief: Baby cereal
Start at age 6 months with baby cereal mixed with water or formula.
Then try the small single-flavor jars of baby food veggies. If that goes well, then try the baby food fruits; and later the meats. If making home-made baby food, just use similar flavors as the ready-made jars, such as peas, sweet potato, apple sauce, banana, lamb, etc.
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