You asked: Can you start giving baby food at 5 months?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months after birth. But by ages 4 months to 6 months, most babies are ready to begin eating solid foods as a complement to breast-feeding or formula-feeding.

Is it bad to feed baby at 5 months?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusively breastfeeding for about 6 months. However, for those who are unable or choose not to breastfeed, formula milk is available for babies of all ages. Most 5-month-old babies should not be eating solids.

What solids can I introduce at 5 months?

Food types when introducing solids

  • iron-fortified infant cereal.
  • minced meat, poultry and fish.
  • cooked tofu and legumes.
  • mashed, cooked egg (don’t give raw or runny egg).
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