Mommy Mondays: Making the Switch To Solid Foods


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A huge stepping stone for a baby is the switch to solid food. Pediatricians Dina DiMaggio and Anthony Porto share their research of when to make the switch, and what foods to switch to.

Over the years Dr. DiMaggio and Dr. Porto found that there wasn’t a consensus among parents regarding feeding their children. They teamed up with a general pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist, dietician, allergist, developmental pediatrician, lactation consultant and two chefs.Tips to Feeding Babies and Toddlers:

  1. Great first foods to start with are fruits, veggies, meats, or grains.
  2. Start with a balance of constipating foods and those that help regulate your baby’s bowel habits, for examples, prunes.
  3. The new guidelines are to introduce the highly allergenic foods by one year, after tolerating a few first foods
  4. There are a few foods that should not be given under a year such as honey, unpasteurized dairy, and whole milk
  5. Always go by your baby’s cues

For more great tips, check out their book “The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies & Toddlers: Practical Answers to Your Questions on Nutrition, Starting Solids, Allergies, Picky Eating and More”

Puree Recipe: Prune Puree

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