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How to introduce new foods to your baby.

Itโ€™s been a while since I have last posted. I recently had my third child and Iโ€™m excited to start posting some mommy tips. I hope you can find them usefu. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ™‚

Age 6+ months


Signs of readiness for solid food

Your child is likely ready to try solids when they:

  • Can hold their head up and sit upright in a highchair

  • Shows significant weight gain (doubled birth weight) and weighs at least 13 pounds

  • Can close their mouth around a spoon

  • Can move food from the front to the back of their mouth

What to feed

  • breast milk or formula, plus

  • Pureed vegetables (peas, squash)

  • Pureed fruit (apples, bananas, peaches)

  • Pureed meat (chicken, pork, beef)

  • Semi-liquid, iron-fortified cereal (avoid rice cereal; instead choose a cereal made with oats or barley)

  • Small amounts of unsweetened yogurt (no cow's milk until age 1)

How much per day

  • 28 to 32 ounces per day of breast milk or formula

  • When starting solids, begin with a very small amount of a single-ingredient pureed food (about 1 to 2 teaspoons).

  • Gradually increase to 1 to 2 tablespoons. If you're giving cereal, mix it with breast milk or formula so the consistency isn't too thick.


Feeding tips

  • If your baby won't eat what you offer the first time, try again in a few days.

  • Some doctors recommend that you introduce new foods one at a time. Wait three to five days, if possible, before offering another new food. (If your baby or family has a history of allergies, talk to your baby's doctor about specific timing.) It's also a good idea to write down the foods your baby samples. If she has an adverse reaction, a food log will make it easier to pinpoint the cause.



Unsafe levels of toxic heavy metals โ€“ arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury โ€“ have been found in store-bought baby food (including in organic brands). For that reason I will be posting how to make your own baby food ๐Ÿ˜„



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