Re: Beginner Questions
Good advice from the PPs. My pediatrician would tell you to nurse first, then give solids soon thereafter, within an hour or so, so that the baby doesn't replace nursing sessions with solids. And keep in mind that until 1, solids are just for fun. They are not really necessary for nutrition. So if baby eats some solids, great! If she tastes some and then spits them out, still great! And if she refuses to eat the solids and just squashes them with her hands or plays with the spoon, still great!
You can skip cereals altogether if you wish. Commercial baby cereals have the advantage of being fortified with vitamins and minerals, but aside from that they are just pure starch, and pretty much nutritionally void. You can offer veggies, meats, or fruits first, if you choose. And definitely check out baby-led solids! So much easier than spoon-feeding!
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