Solid food will become your child s main meal by the time he is 18 to 24 months old and breastfeeding will become the snack. Breast milk should remain the primary source of nutrients during the first year and solids should be.
In the past people would often recommend rice cereal as a first food.
Breastfeeding and solid foods. Consider offering complementary foods after nursing if your little one is still hungry or during times when your milk supply may be lower. Introduce your baby gradually to solid foods. High fat foods that are especially filling for toddler tummies are.
First foods for babies. Salmon avocado eggs and nut butters all foods that pack a lot of nutrition in a small volume. Since most breastfeeding babies iron stores begin to diminish at about six months good first choices for solids are those rich in iron.
Food allergies in babies and young children nhs choices 2018. Nuts and peanuts serve them crushed or ground seeds serve them crushed or ground. Some great options are bananas steamed vegetables such as sweet potatoes squash pasta and avocados.
A few bites once a day is enough in the beginning but gradually increase. Also it s very normal for picky eating toddlers to go up and down for food preferences loving avocado one week but won t touch it the next. Once she accepts them it might take some time continue breastfeeding as often as before and add solids as your baby s appetite increases.
Giving your baby solid foods before nursing can cause him to fill up on solids and nurse less. Understanding that solid foods are only meant to complement breastfeeding until you and or your baby decide it s time to wean. Your child still needs milk though.
These foods include citrus fruits including oranges lemons and grapefruit kiwi strawberries peanuts and peanut butter eggs soy products including soy milk and tofu and cow s milk including cheeses yogurt and ice cream. At one year children can begin drinking cow s milk start toddler formula or continue to have breast milk your pediatrician will guide you as to how many ounces of milk your child needs usually between 16 and 24 ounces a day. When to start solid foods health canada the canadian pediatric society the american academy of pediatrics ibfan unicef the who global strategies on infant feeding and most paediatric societies around the world recommend exclusive breastfeeding to about six months.
While cereal can be a good source of iron it s largely empty calories and it s better to introduce nutrient rich fruits veggies and even softly cooked meat first. Eggs eggs without a red lion stamp should not be eaten raw or lightly cooked foods that contain gluten including wheat barley and rye. Current recommendations are that meats such as turkey chicken and beef should be added as one of the first solids to the breastfed infant s diet.