Introducing Baby to Solid Foods
When should solids be introduced? Surely it doesn’t hurt to add some rice cereal to thicken the formula a bit, so baby will sleep through the night…right? This article will discuss current best practice related to the question of when solid foods should be introduced into the infant’s diet, including signs of readiness, and recommendations about how to proceed.

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Author:Karen Edmondson RN, MN
Course No:BSF081811
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Peri-Natal Medicine

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Learning Objectives
  • Identify contraindications for introducing solid foods too early.
  • Explain risks and problems related to introducing solid foods too early.
  • Describe developmental signs of readiness for the introduction of solid foods.
  • Discuss the recommended process for introducing solid foods, and the rationale.


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