Starting your baby on solid foods, and why
As your baby grows he’ll start to need more nutrients, in particular iron. So after six months you’ll need to start combining the breastmillk you give him with solid foods.
However, if you’ve been bottle feeding you may begin to introduce solid foods slightly earlier, at between four and six months.
The early introduction of spoon-feeds before four months is not advisable. It’s important to wait until your baby has reached this age to reduce his risk of developing adverse reactions to foods and allergies.
It’s been found that allergies are far more likely to start in children when they are fed solid foods at a young age. Their stomachs are still immature, and can easily become sensitive to foods that cause commonly allergies, such as milk and nuts.