In this episode Hallie discusses the reasons for introducing solids at 6 months of age and why food before one is necessary for skill development. Topics covered include:
- Nutritional considerations (e.g., zinc, iron, etc)
- Allergy considerations; specifically introduction of peanuts at 6 months, after introducing solids, for children who are at risk for developing a peanut allergy. For those not at risk peanuts should be introduced between 6-12 months of age.
- Oral motor skills needed for feeding
- and MORE…