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Baby Feeding: Starting Solid Foods

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There comes a time in every baby’s life when the food on your plate starts to look better than what she’s been eating. Is it time to start feeding your baby solid foods?

Here are a few questions to consider when coming up with an answer:

  • Is your baby around 6 months old?
  • Can she sit up with support and hold her head up on her own?
  • Does she show interest in solid foods, say, by watching you when you eat and opening her mouth or moving it as if chewing along?
  • When you offer her a spoonful, does she take it into her mouth and move her jaw instead of pushing it out with her tongue?
  • Has she doubled her birth weight (to about 13 pounds or more)?
  • Is she still hungry after eating a full meal of breast milk or formula?

If the answer to these questions is yes, your baby may be ready for her foray into solid foods.

 

 
 
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