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Posted by: Kim C | 2007/12/15

Q.

Introducing solids

I have just started my 6 month old baby on solids-she was exclusively breastfed until this point. I have read that its best to start with one food at a time & introduce a new food every 4-7 days.I have started with rice porridge & feed her around 9am.Next week I will replace the porridge with a veg like butternut.
However nowhere can I find information on when to inroduce a second meal & when the 3rd meal a day. Do i continue with one meal for a while or can I start to add lunch quite soon? I would then do milk first think in the morning,then fruit mid morning,veg at lunch & after 9months another afternoon snack of fruit or veg.
I understand that milk is still the most important but just not sure how much solids how soon? Please advise

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You will get a lot of different advice about this.Initially you can give her solids once a day for a week then twice a day for a week or two. If if she is taking solids well you can introduce further solids at lunchtime. You will need to see that she maintains her appetite for her milk.

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