6 to 8 months
Baby Growth & Development:
Your 6-8-month-old’s activity planner
Playing with your baby is not only fun, it also helps them develop skills to build on for an active childhood. So, switch off the television, put your cell phone away and forget about your daily chores—it’s time to interact and enjoy special time with your baby!
Breast Milk Production: The First Days of Breastfeeding
Did you know that your breast milk changes to meet the needs of your baby? During the first few days after birth you will produce colostrum, a nutrient-rich milk, in small amounts, perfect for your baby’s tiny tummy. By the second week your breast milk will change to mature milk to meet your baby’s growing needs.
Infant Nutrition: First Foods
Starting Solids With Your Baby: Baby's First Foods Guide
Around the six-month mark, your baby will probably show signs of being ready for bites of their first food. This is unofficially called the “om-nom-nom” stage because it’s among the more common sounds you’ll hear from them around this time. Read our step-by-step guide for introducing solids to your baby.
Safe first finger food for babies
By now you've noticed that everything seems to make its way into your little one’s mouth. Once he’s able grasp small objects, eating those little goodies is exactly what he'll try to do. His tiny teeth are ready to be put to good use. Although he's only using them for cutting, not really chewing, that doesn't mean your child is ready for just any food you offer.
Getting started: traditional and baby-led weaning
Your baby may be developmentally ready to start complementary feeding at around six months of age, when they are able to hold their head up and sit in a high-chair. Whatever feeding approach you take, whether traditional, baby-led, or a mixture of the two, remember the principles of responsive feeding.
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