When to feed solid food to baby ?

My son is four months old, and I wanted to hold off solids and breastfeed exclusively until his sixth month; however, my family members and friends are recommending that I start him to feed solid food now. Is it okay to give solid foods to a 4 months old baby? If yes, then which all food items can I give?

When to feed solid food to baby ?
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Paediatrics

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  1. Hello,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    You should not be starting anything before 6 months of age, not even water. There is enough evidence that exclusive breast feeding till 6 months decreases risks of diarrhea, chest infections and allergies. It also seen that risk of childhood obesity is considerably less among breast fed babies.

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

    You may find this article useful: http://medimetry.com/2015/07/31/the-nursing-basics/