babyideaz.com – Is it time for your baby to have solids? Then welcome to the confused-mom club as you do not know what to feed and what not to feed your baby in spite of the advice you get from every corner. Added to the advice are the myths and folklore associated with starting solid foods.
But believe me, it does not have to be scary as we give you generalized recommendations and the baby food chart so that you can personalize it for your baby based on their tastes.
Once a new food is introduced to the baby, you should continue feeding your little ones that food ONLY for a minimum of four days – this way, if your child does have an allergic reaction, you will know exactly what triggered it.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), WHO and UNICEF, breastmilk or formula will provide the required nutrition to the baby during the first six months.
The AAP also specifies that solid foods should not be given until the baby is four months old, and they are acceptable in between four and six months. Whether you start at four, five, six or even later, solids will make just a little portion of your baby’s feeds until a few weeks. You are only complimenting breast milk or formula feed with solids, but not replacing them altogether. You should first watch your baby sense and taste the food.