Ease the transition from nursing to solid foods
(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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