How amazing are babies? Seriously… their little bodies are so capable, their every move so purposeful, and the way they develop couldn’t be planned more perfectly. For example, just as their need for certain nutrients becomes greater than what breast milk can provide, they start showing interest in solid food. It really is the most impeccable system. The two nutrients that are commonly focused on (in terms of bub’s need exceeding what milk provides) are iron and zinc. These critical minerals are so important for many functions within the body including normal growth, neurological development, immune function, energy as well as mood and behaviour regulation to name a few!
You may have noticed that rice cereal is still a leading recommendation from many health practitioners when discussing first foods to introduce to your little one, but many families are questioning why this is the case, if it is really necessary and whether it is the most beneficial first food.
Whilst we can often get caught up on the right ‘age’ to introduce solids, it is more important to observe for your babies developmental signs of readiness; as all babies develop at their own pace, in their own time! Just like some babies will walk at 9 months and others will walk at 18 months, there is no real ‘normal’.
Alarmingly, many paediatrician’s/GPs are still recommending starting solids from 4 months, but this is outdated advice…
Dr Oscar Serrallach has a great piece of advice about visiting a new mother which is ‘no visitors, only staff’ – meaning that the only people who should be coming to visit a new mother are those with job to do.
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