As your baby adjusts to eating solid food, there will be days when they will be more interested in their solids than breastmilk or formula, and vice versa. These are all normal, as your baby begin to grow and expand their taste buds, their frequency and intake of breastmilk or formula will begin to decrease.
It's important to continue to feed them a normal day's worth of breastmilk and/or formula. Your baby will show signs of readiness, when he or she is able to sit upright, without much support, and have good control of their neck muscles. Showing interest in food when others are eating and will open their mouth when they see food coming their way.
At around 6 months, it is recommended to start by introducing iron rich food, such as pureed iron fortified infant cereal, soft pureed tofu, mashed beans, pureed cooked meat, fish, and chicken.
After 6 months, you can slowly introduce the 4 food groups:
- Grain products, such as iron fortified infant cereal, small pieces of dry toast, rice, small sized pasta.
- Vegetables, pureed or mashed of soft cooked vegetables
- Fruit, pureed or mashed, small pieces of riped soft fruit.
- Milk products, full fat yogurt, full fat grated or cubed pasteurized cheese and cottage cheese
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