Nutrition

Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods

Feeding your baby solid foods

Eating solid food is an important milestone for baby; it is one of your child’s first important skills

  • Babies need only breast milk or formula for about the first six months.
  • Babies do not need water, juice, or other liquids.
  • Eating solid food is an important milestone for baby; it is one of child’s first important skills.

You have developed a “feeding relationship” with your baby by paying attention to when they are hungry or full. Adding solids can be a big change. Babies show they are ready for solids by sitting up and showing interest in food. Giving your baby solid foods can lead to a lifetime of healthy habits.

To find more information, check out:

http://ohioaap.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/4-ParentsHandouts_4-6mons.pdf

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/default.aspx

http://ohioaap.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/3-ParentsHandouts_TransitionToSolids.pdf

This and other exclusive tips from the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics are shared via Bloomz, the app connecting parents and educators everywhere. Want to get them on your phone? Invite your child’s teacher, coach or care provider to sign up for a free Bloomz account.

 

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