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Question: Food for babys


 gubi - Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:40 am

my baby= 5 months sex=male

at which month should i feed the baby with food?

what type of food is good for baby?

at which month should he ride a waker cart?
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:17 am

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends feeding your child only breast milk for the first 6 months of life. After that, a combination of solid foods and breast milk should be given until your baby is at least 1 year old.
The usual first food is a little rice cereal mixed with the liquid your baby is most used to: breast milk or formula.
Then gradually introduce vegetables and fruits,or plain whole-milk yoghurt.
Start with a few small spoonfuls, and work up to approximately an ounce of each food.
There are some foods that are generally withheld until later and include egg whites, cow's milk, citrus fruits and juices, and honey. They should be withheld until after a baby's first birthday.

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