Introducing solid food for 6 to 24 month old babies

Parents’ query: Getting the right start in choosing foods

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Title:Parents’ query: Getting the right start in choosing foods

Baby Kelly: I’m Kelly. When I was 6 months old, Mommy let me try rice cereal and a bit of food puree. The nurse at the Maternal and Child Health Centre told Mommy to change the food texture gradually so that I could learn to chew. The nurse also said that I need to eat foods that are rich in iron. So Mommy put vegetables and meat into the rice cereal. I eat more and more rice cereal and gradually drink less milk. Now I am still breastfed because Mommy knows that breast milk is nutritious and makes me strong, so that I won’t get sick so easily. Yesterday Mommy saw that I picked up things myself. She said she would give me a vegetable stalk and a spoon so that I could learn to eat myself. That’s great!