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8 things to know before starting solid foods

Keep it exciting

Varying your baby’s foods may help him or her be a less picky eater later on.

While nutrition should be your primary focus, remembering to give your baby a wide variety of foods will improve your baby’s nutrient intake. Also, as your baby learns to like many different foods, he or she may also be a less picky eater later on. The window for easily introducing new foods will likely close as your baby grows and becomes more independent, so be sure to take advantage of it while you can!

Reviewed by Dr. Sara Connolly, August 2019

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. Infant Food and Feeding.
  2. Castle JL and Jacobsen MT. Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School. Jossey-Bass/Wiley. 2013.

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