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introducing solid foods

When introducing solids, be sure to try a new food every 3-4 days. This will help you to detect any food allergies.

It is suggested that meats be introduced last.

4 - 6 Months

               Breast Milk or Formula
           -   Iron Fortified Rice Cereal
(mixed with formula or breast
milk) *Start with a soupy mixture
and gradually increase thickness
as baby gets used to taking food
from the spoon.
              Pureed Fruits and Vegetables
*Start with single fruits and veggies like applesauce, carrots, and peas.

6 - 9 Months

           -   Breast Milk or Formula
           -   Iron Fortified Cereals like Oat, Barley and Mixed (introduce one at a time)
           -   Pureed Meats (if your child has successfully tried all fruits and veggies)
           -   Soft Foods like well cooked fresh vegetables, bananas, pancakes, macaroni, and even crackers or toasted O’s cereal may be introduced. Be sure to cut into small pieces.

9 - 12 Months

           -   Breast Milk or Formula
           -   Mixed Pureed Foods or stage 3 Foods
After the child has tried all food basics and simple foods, more complex foods can be introduced. Be sure to watch for allergic reactions.
           -   Adult Cereals
           -   Breads or toast with butter or cream cheese *You can even let your child try all the foods you normally eat. Just remember to cut into small pieces.

Do not be concerned about solid foods if your baby has just a couple of teeth. The gums are quite hard and are capable of crushing cookies, crackers and other foods. Stay away from foods that present a choking hazard (Choking Hazard Foods.)



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