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8 things to know before starting solid foods

Puree everything at first

You may be surprised at how quickly your baby will be ready to move on from purees.

Initially, you’ll need to puree everything for your baby and ensure that the texture is very smooth. This will help your baby transition from breast milk; however, he or she will learn to chew very quickly. By around eight or nine months of age, your baby will be ready to try foods that are finely chopped and transition on from there.

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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