From birth to six months, baby 👶 is exclusively fed breast milk or formula🍼. When baby is around 6 months you can introduce solids. If you had a preemie (a baby born too early) waiting for the right time to start solids is a tad more complicated.
If baby was born early (before 38-40 weeks) we can start solids at their adjusted age of 6 months. You can figure out the adjusted age by subtracting 🔢 the number of weeks baby was born early from the baby’s chronological age (e.g., 6-month-old baby born 4 weeks early has an adjusted age of 5 months). With this example, if we wait to start solids for another month (when the baby’s adjusted age is 6-months-old) we may find baby to be more active, interested and willing to eat than he would have been 4 weeks earlier. 🥑🍌🍠 Patience is key, especially with our preemies!
Did you have a preemie? What was your experience when you started solids? #MsDawnSLP #baby #preemie - 7 hours ago