Starting to solid food

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I can vividly remember the very first day I have to switch my baby to solid food. I was very worried if he will eat it or if he is even ready yet.Introducing solids to your baby can be both exciting and intimidating, but feeling confident and ready can help take some of the anxiety out of those first meals.At this point, you may have a plan or are confused because you have received too much advice from family and friends with different opinions to help you prepare for your baby’s transition to solid food.When you read my previous blog about Colic baby. I have mentioned the new parent support that we used, and helped me a lot about almost everything with my baby and during my entire pregnancy.So, when exactly  to expect it? Mostly babies are ready to start solids between 4 and 6 months. The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends the 6-month mark as the best time to start a baby on solid foods, since by then a baby’s digestive system has developed the enzymes necessary to digest a greater variety of foods.Your infant should be able to sit with support and have good neck and head control.

Start with single ingredient solids first. Wait 2-3 days between each new food to ensure there is no allergic reaction. If your baby develops a rash, vomiting or diarrhea, seek guidance from your pediatrician.If you are a fun of Gerber, they have guides on every product that they have for your baby. I highly recommend those yogurt melts and puff for a starter.(Always read label and instructions before giving it to your baby.)When your baby is interested in solid food, chances are she or he won’t be shy about letting you know. Now, here is a short video that will give you peace of mind direct from the Expert: Dr. David Hill

 

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