Starting baby food - when?

  • My son is 4 months old. I started feeding him baby food and cereal off a spoon last week and he LOVES it. But after talking to some co-workers, they have me worried that I'm starting him too soon. Any opinions?

  • You are just fine if your pediatrician says it is okay. The American Academy of Pediatrics says only formula or breastmilk until six months, but most pediatricians say somewhere between four and six months. Just be sure to start with rice cereal first to reduce the risk of allergies, then progress through the cereals. Feed each new food for at least a few days to detect any allergies.