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Is 5 months too early to start giving my child solids?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: No
At 5 months, the solids (mashed solids, of course) are neither forbidden nor mandatory.

In brief: No
At 5 months, the solids (mashed solids, of course) are neither forbidden nor mandatory.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
4-6 months is best time to start complementary foods (solids.).

In brief: No
4-6 months is best time to start complementary foods (solids.).
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Ideally, infants should be breastfed exclusively through the first 6 months.
There is not much evidence for most infants (unless there is a family history of allergies and eczema) to support delaying the introduction of solid foods from 4 months to 6 months, however. Introduction of solids before 4 months of life is discouraged.

In brief: No
Ideally, infants should be breastfed exclusively through the first 6 months.
There is not much evidence for most infants (unless there is a family history of allergies and eczema) to support delaying the introduction of solid foods from 4 months to 6 months, however. Introduction of solids before 4 months of life is discouraged.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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