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Introducing Solids

This can frequently be one of the most difficult things to figure out.  Some pediatricians still recommend rice cereal for "colicky babies".  Some pediatricians give very few guidelines and there seems to be an endless array of baby foods at the stores.  Sometimes growth spurts get confused with the 'need for more substantial food' than breastmilk or formula. 


Starting solids before the age of four months can increase the risk of obesity according to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  The latest train of thought by the majority of pediatric studies is to wait until around 6 months.  A good sign is your baby.  Are they pushing the food out of their mouth?  She may not be ready for solids at this time.


One of my favorite websites to recommend to parents is Momtastic's Wholesome Baby Foods.  There is wonderful information about foods to introduce at particular ages, allergies, baby food recipes and a wealth of other information.  I have included the link here:

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