Several well-known first-time parents welcomed babies this summer. Despite their celeb status, they likely have a few questions, like when to start feeding the baby cereal or solid food?
Age should not be the only determining factor. You should also take into account your baby’s body development and feeding cues before transitioning to new foods, says Maria-Paula Carrillo, R.D., a registered dietitian at Children’s.
“Infants and children are very in tune with their sense of hunger,” says Carrillo. “Pay attention and listen to the cues they give you in order to prevent overfeeding or underfeeding. Monitoring a child’s weight and proper growth is the best way to ensure your infant is getting what he or she needs to develop properly.”
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