starting baby on solids.

when do you start feeding you baby solids ? like watery porridge. as my grandma is suggesting we start my 5 months old on porridge now.

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5 months is too young. To start solids, your baby should be able to sit up unsupported with good neck control, lose the tongue thrust reflex and show interest in food. Perhaps you can try when she is 5.5 months. The elders in my family told me to start early too but I refused to. If you start too early, your baby’s digestive system may not be ready.

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