Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods
(HealthDay News) -- It may seem like a daunting challenge to
move baby from breast- or bottle-feeding to solid foods.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice to
help ease the transition:
- Choose foods with textures that are easier for baby to
- Start off by feeding baby while sitting on your lap. Then
gradually transition to a safe high chair.
- Make sure baby sits in a well-supported, upright position so
baby can easily explore the food.
- Make sure baby sits up straight and looks straight ahead to
reduce choking risk.
- Speak in a quiet, calm and encouraging voice while baby eats.
Avoid overstimulating the infant.
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