When do babies start eating pureed food

When do babies start eating pureed food
Babies can start eating pureed foods when they are around 6 months old.
 This is typically when they have developed the physical ability to eat solid foods and have lost their tongue-thrust reflex, which causes them to push solids out of their mouth.

Before introducing pureed foods, it’s important to follow the recommendations of a healthcare provider.

 Some babies may be ready to start eating pureed foods earlier or later than others.

To start, it’s usually recommended to offer small amounts of pureed or mashed fruits and vegetables once or twice a day. 

Gradually increase the amount as the baby becomes more comfortable with solid foods. Iron-rich foods, such as pureed meats or iron-fortified cereals, can also be introduced around this time.

It’s important to introduce new foods one at a time and watch for signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash, vomiting, or difficulty breathing.

 It’s also important to continue breastfeeding or giving formula while introducing solid foods, as breast milk or formula provides important nutrients that support an infant’s growth and development.

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