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8 things to know before starting solid foods

Make nutritious choices

Foods that are high in iron, calcium, vitamin D, and DHA are ideal choices for your baby.

Even as you move on to new foods, nutrients should be your number one priority in choosing which ones to introduce. Babies need high-nutrient content because they are growing so quickly and their stomachs are so small that they can only take in limited amounts at a time. Choose foods that are especially high in iron, calcium, vitamin D, and DHA.

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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