Establishing Solids 6 months to 1 year

Once your baby happily accepts one or two different solids, it’s important to introduce a variety of textures and tastes. As the year goes on he’ll be able to manage foods that have only been mashed or chopped and will learn to enjoy chewing and sucking on chunks of food. He’ll soon move from the stage of milk feedings with “tastes” of solids to three solid meals a day with accompanying drinks of water, diluted fruit juice, or milk.

The amount of food you give your baby can be gradually increased over several weeks until he takes most of the calories that he requires for growth from solid food and not from milk. As the number of solid meals he takes increases, the amount of milk he needs correspondingly ...

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