Solids mat­ter

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Feed­ing in the first year of life why in­tro­duc­ing solids mat­ters?

Re­search doesn’t sup­port the idea that solids im­prove sleep, so don’t let any­one pres­sure you into start­ing solids sooner than 17 weeks, ide­ally wait­ing un­til six months of age.

Breast­milk (or for­mula) is the main source of nu­tri­tion for your baby un­til they turn one year.

Baby-led feed­ing is a great ap­proach — cuts down on ex­tra cook­ing, but not nec­es­sar­ily the mess. There is no re­search to back up the need of fol­low-on milk.

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