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Introducing Baby to Solid Foods with Allergy Awareness

Transitioning your baby from breast milk or formula to solid foods is another exciting phase of her growth. As you experiment with meals, you might worry about undiscovered food allergies. These questions and answers will help you and your baby relax and enjoy this yummy, messy journey!
baby in highchair When to Start Solids

If I wait longer to introduce my baby to solid foods, will she be less likely to develop a food allergy?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends introducing babies to solid foods between 4 and 6 months of age, a time when babies start to show signs that they are ready for solid foods such as baby cereal and basic purees. Children who are at high risk of developing allergies, specifically those whose parents or siblings have allergies might benefit from being introduced to solids, especially foods that tend to cause allergies such as nuts, milk and wheat, later.