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What do you think of this?? I have no issue with her recommending exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months... but I'm not so sure babies at 6 months are ready for solid pieces of food to chew?
|"After six months (of EBF), Mrs Rapley said babies were capable of taking food into their mouths and chewing it.|
Therefore, feeding them pureed food at this time could delay the development of chewing skills.
Instead, she said, they should be given milk and solid pieces of food which they could chew.
Mrs Rapley argued that babies fed pureed food had little control over how much food they ate, thus rendering them vulnerable to constipation, and running a risk that they would react by becoming fussy eaters later in life. "