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PLAYING: When do we introduce solids to the diet
When do we introduce solids to the diet
Birth to six months
It is too early to introduce solids if your baby:
- Cannot hold her head up.
- Is still satisfied by her milk feed (a milk feed should satisfy her for 3–4 hours).
- Does not show any interest in food.
- Is less than six months old.
Nov 22, 2017
The early introduction of solids does not help your baby sleep through the night. Dropping the night feed is more likely a developmental milestone and has little to do with feeding.
The WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding from birth to six months, with the introduction of complementary foods and continued breastfeeding thereafter.