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).