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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    Starting babies on solid foods is an important milestone in their life. A mealtime routine can be started right from the very first solid meal. Start with small tastes of food given after a breastfeed (or infant formula) once a day, and then two to three times a day as your baby gets used to solid foods. Begin with a smooth consistency and progress to thicker and lumpier textures as soon as your baby is eating a range of smooth foods. Most babies push the food out of their mouth for a little while when they start learning to take food from the spoon. This is normal and does not mean they don't like the food. It may take many tastes before a new food is accepted.

    Feeding your baby can be divided into stages:
    1. First tastes (smooth foods -6-7 months) - http://medimetry.com/a/introducing-food-to-infants/
    2. Learning to chew (soft lumps - 7-9 months) - http://medimetry.com/a/learning-chew-stage-infant-7-9-months/
    2. Self-feeding - http://medimetry.com/a/learning-self-feed-stage-infants-8-to-12-months/
    3. Family meals - http://medimetry.com/a/baby-food-12-months-and-above/

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.
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