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Health Tip: Baby's First Solids

Start with rice cereal

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(HealthDayNews) -- If your baby is at least four months old, you may want to introduce him to solid food.

Rice cereal is a good first choice, because it is least likely to cause an allergic reaction, says Boys Town Pediatrics in Omaha. After a few weeks, you can introduce your baby to barley or oatmeal cereal. But don't feed your child a mixed cereal until he has tried each of the cereals individually.

Once your baby is used to cereal, you can try strained or pureed vegetables and fruit. Again, only introduce one new food at a time and no more than three new foods per week.


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