I started my daughter on rice cereal when she was about 5 months. We started with breakfast and after a week or so we moved to adding another meal and then after a few more weeks we added another meal. At that early stage she was breastfed first, then fed solids.
I was told by the Child Health Nurse that around 9 months old we should feed her solids first and then give her a breastfeed. At this stage they predominantly get their calories and vitamins/ minerals from solids.
Now that my girl is 16 months old, walking and going to daycare, she gets some small snacks during her awake times as well.
Published 24th January 2020