20Ready: The Baby Is Six Months Old

The World Health Organization, along with other child welfare bodies, recommend that a baby should be breastfed exclusively until they are six months old. A baby’s stomach is then better suited to the addition of solid food and can digest more than milk. Breastfeeding is still recommended as a complement

to solid foods until one year.

It is best to let the baby dictate the pace as much as possible. Once the age of six months is reached, introduce the baby to some solid food and see how they react. If they don’t seem ready, there is no reason to rush.

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