Feeding Your Baby Other Foods

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there is no need to begin feeding a baby solid foods or liquids other than breast milk or formula before 4 to 6 months of age. When that time is near, we will discuss with you the addition of new foods. When solid foods are introduced, generally one new food is begun every several days. When fruit juices are given, they should be limited to a total of no more than 4-6 ounces per day. Water supplementation is unnecessary for both formula-fed and breastfed infants. Whole cow's milk should not be given before one year of age.

Don't give your baby honey before her first birthday. Certain bacteria that are sometimes found in honey may cause a serious disease called infant botulism in your baby. Older chidren don't get this disease, so feeding them honey is not dangerous.

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