BY ANN FREY, RDN, LD
Introducing solids is an important time for baby’s development, as they are exploring new foods, textures, smells, and tastes. However, solids foods at this age are intended as complements to breast milk rather than replacements. Breast milk or formula should be your baby’s main source of nutrition until age 1.
Some suggested food textures for 6-8 months are as follows: Start with purees first, then add mashed and finely chopped foods. If you are doing baby lead weaning, make sure foods are cut into strips of foods that baby can easily hold and are big enough to prevent choking.
|Foods||Serving Size||Recommended |
|Grains||Baby Cereal – 2-3 tbsp OR|
Bread or Crackers – 1/4 slice or