An age-appropriate diet:
Diet - age appropriate
During the first 6 months of life, your baby needs only breast milk or formula for proper nutrition.
You can tell your baby is getting enough to eat if:
If you're concerned your baby isn't eating enough, talk with your pediatrician.
You should also know:
There are several ways you can tell that your infant is ready to eat solid foods.
Call your doctor if you are concerned because:
American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement: Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk. Pediatrics. 2012. 129: e827-e841.
Stettler N, Bhatia J, Parish A, Stallings VA. Feeding healthy infants, children, and adolescents. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 42.
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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