Ease the tran­si­tion from nurs­ing to solid foods

Stanstead Journal - - CLASSIFIEDS -

(NC) Af­ter nurs­ing, in­tro­duc­ing solid foods into baby’s diet can be chal­leng­ing. You can con­tinue to breast­feed your baby un­til two years old or more, how­ever most in­fants re­quire more than breast milk or for­mula alone once they reach six months.

As an ex­pec­tant mom her­self, Alexis Wil­liams, a reg­is­tered di­eti­tian and se­nior direc­tor of well­ness at Loblaw Com­pa­nies Limited, knows first­hand how tough it can be to nav­i­gate through all the in­for­ma­tion out there about baby nutri­tion – es­pe­cially when it comes to mak­ing the tran­si­tion to solid foods. So here are a few of Alexis’ favourite tips from Health Canada to help you get started: Let baby “tell” you when she’s ready Af­ter six months of life, if baby is dis­play­ing the fol­low­ing signs, it’s time to start in­tro­duc­ing solid foods: She holds her head up and can sit up in a high chair. She opens her mouth when food is of­fered and turns away when she doesn’t want food.

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