When should solid foods be introduced to infants Why?
Solid foods should generally be introduced to infants when they are around 6 months old.
This is because around this age, infants have typically 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 solid foods, infants should be exclusively breastfed or given formula for the first 4-6 months of life.
Breast milk or formula provides infants with all the nutrients they need for growth and development during this time.
Introducing solid foods too early can increase the risk of choking and may also increase the risk of developing allergies.
It’s important to follow the recommendations of a healthcare provider when introducing solid foods to an infant.
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