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23 years
I gave my son of 5 months Ronalac (6 to 12 months) and added to it rice cereal twice a day. I'm also breastfeeding him. Is it enough?
Aug 14, 2015

Dr. Zakia Dimassi Pediatrics
This is a very good start, knowing that rice is low in proteins, so it does not impose a load on the baby's kidneys, which are still not fully developed at this point. Starting wheat can come later, between 7 and 8 months of age.
The rule of thumb in the introduction of solid foods to the infants diet is introducing a new item once every 3 days (to check for the infant's tolerance and any allergic reactions), then once 2 or 3 items have been successfully introduced (over the course of about 9 days), you may start mixing and blending.
It is advisable to start with the non sweet foods like potatoes, squash, carrots etc.,and then you can introduce fruits.
It is important to make sure that the foods are thoroughly mashed to avoid choking.
And by all means continue breastfeeding your baby as long as you can.