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Solids… When and How?

0-6 Months: Liquid Nutrition

Breast Milk

Breast Milk: The ideal primary source of nutrition. It provides all the necessary nutrients and antibodies a baby needs.

Organic Formula

An alternative or supplement to breast milk, especially formulated to closely mimic breast milk’s nutritional profile.

Vitamin D3 Supplement

Begin a Vitamin D3 supplement as recommended by your pediatrician to support bone health and immune function.

No Cereal

Avoid cereals as they can be hard for babies to digest at this early stage.

6 Months: Introducing Solids


A perfect first food due to its creaminess and nutrient density. Start with a very small amount.

All Veggies and Fruits

Gradually introduce a variety of vegetables and fruits. Begin with single-ingredient purees to monitor for any allergic reactions.


Introduce 4-8oz of water in a sippy cup. Ensure the water does not contain fluoride.

No Juice

Avoid giving juice to limit sugar intake and encourage whole food consumption.

8 Months: Expanding the Palette

Egg Yolks
Start with soft-cooked egg yolks, which are easier to digest than egg whites.
Chicken/Bone Broth

Introduce broths for their nutritional content, especially beneficial for gut health.

Fish (Salmon) and Meats

Choose high-quality, organic options. Ensure fish is deboned and meats are cooked and pureed or finely minced.

Plain Whole Yogurt or Pant Based

Select unsweetened, full-fat versions. You can mix in pureed fruits or vegetables for flavor.


Introduce non-traditional grains like quinoa, amaranth, and millet, which are often easier to digest.

1 Year: Joining the Family Table

Breast Milk

Continue breastfeeding as long as mutually desired.

Whole Milk Alternatives

Introduce cow, goat, almond, or coconut milk. Ensure non-dairy options are unsweetened and fortified.


It’s now safe to introduce honey, which was previously avoided due to the risk of botulism.

Family Foods

Your baby can start to eat what the rest of the family is eating, adjusting textures as necessary.

No Soy Milk/Soy Products

Avoid due to concerns over GMOs and estrogen-like effects.

Important Notes:

Allergy Awareness

Introduce new foods one at a time, with a few days in between to watch for any allergic reactions.

Choking Hazards

Ensure all foods are served in forms that are easy to swallow and pose no choking risk.

Consult Your Pediatrician

Before starting solids or making any dietary changes, discuss your plans with your pediatrician to ensure they’re suitable for your baby’s health and development.

Remember, every baby is unique, and these guidelines should be adapted based on your baby’s development, preferences, and any medical advice you’ve received. Enjoy this journey with your little one, offering a wide variety of foods to encourage a love of healthy eating.