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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 16:06

Introducing Solids to Babies

Introducing Solids to Babies

On average, infants visit their GP 11 times in the first year of their life and a common query is when to introduce solids. There is often conflicting advice given by well-meaning relatives and friends as well as various websites which leads to confused parents.

Babies either born premature, with poor weight gain or special health needs then it is essential to consult a doctor or dietician to assist. 

For most infants it is recommended to commence solids between 4 and 6 months of age. They should however continue to breast feed or use infant formula to the age of 12 months.

Published in Child Health