How do I introduce my baby to mashed food?

What happens if you give a baby food too early?

Starting solids too early — before age 4 months — might: Pose a risk of food being sucked into the airway (aspiration) Cause a baby to get too many or not enough calories or nutrients. Increase a baby’s risk of obesity.

When should I stop pureeing baby food?

Once your baby has reached about 10 months of age, he or she will likely be ready to move past baby purees and into the exciting world of self-feeding.

Do babies need pureed food?

Feeding babies on pureed food is unnatural and unnecessary, according to one of Unicef’s leading child care experts, who says they should be fed exclusively with breast milk and formula milk for the first six months, then weaned immediately on to solids.

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