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Introducing Solids to your Baby

Here is a little Q and A with the most recent evidence-based guidelines to get you started and to ensure baby is happy and healthy! When is truly the best time to introduce solids to baby? Around 6 months an infant shows true signs of readiness. At this time she is sitting up on her own, reaching out to grab things, and bringing items to her mouth. The best sign is when baby starts to bring food to her mouth all by herself. At 6 months, the immune system, digestive system and mouth are developed enough to tolerate solids and absorb the nutrients. What are the best first foods for baby? Start with nutrient-rich family foods, particularly from the Meat and Alternative group. These foods are rich in iron, zinc and protein to support healthy...

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