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Is it okay to give simple finger foods to four to six month old babies?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Some simple foods are often added now to teach baby a new way to feed.
Dry cereals can be mixed with water, breath milk, or formula to yield a paste. Start with a teaspoonful and work up to a few tablespoons if baby seems interested. Adding new foods can bring allergic reactions like vomiting or diarrhea. Waiting a week between new items will limit confusion over this process.

In brief: Yes

Some simple foods are often added now to teach baby a new way to feed.
Dry cereals can be mixed with water, breath milk, or formula to yield a paste. Start with a teaspoonful and work up to a few tablespoons if baby seems interested. Adding new foods can bring allergic reactions like vomiting or diarrhea. Waiting a week between new items will limit confusion over this process.
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