Re: Confused! 4.5 mths Starting Soilds
Real food is better than okay. Your pediatrician's advice is totally dated. You should feel free to offer her whole foods, including fruits, veggies, and meats. And who cares if a baby ever takes a spoon? It's not an important developmental step, it's just a convenience for parents who want to spoon-feed and want to tank their kids up on solids as fast as possible.
When introducing solids, it is always wise to watch your baby's pooping patterns since constipation often starts when solids are introduced. Foods that can provoke constipation include cheese, apples, bananas, rice, and white bread products. Foods that fight it include fruits (particularly the "P" fruits- prunes, pears, plums), vegetables, and whole grains.
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