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29 Apr 2004

Baby diets
Doc,

My baby is just over 5 months and I was wondering ito the introduction of solids. He is having beginner cereals twice a day and is still being breast fed . My question is when and how do I introduce other items into his diet . I have a problem with high insulin and hypothyroidism and want to get him on the right path to good health and help him develpo a taste for good heathy food to avoid my health issues. Any tips on this.

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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Baby
Click on 'Child' at the top of this page and 'Nutrition' and read the articles on infant feeding. Most experts agree that babies should only be introduced to solids at the age of 6 months, so go slowly with introducing too many foods right now - baby cereals, pureed fruit and vegetables are fine to start with. And keep the portions tiny otherwise the he may gain too much weight which will produce problems later in life. The most precious gift you can give your child is to continue breastfeeding him for at least the first year of his life. Breastfeeding has been found to prevent problems with diabetes, heart disease and obesity in adulthood.
Enjoy the lad
DietDoc
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