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Your baby’s first taste of food will be a whole new experience. It takes time to get used to eating foods. Gradually, your baby will develop a taste for new foods and textures. By age 1 or so, she will be eating most of the same foods as the rest of the family.

The foods presented in this chapter include all foods other than breast milk and infant formula, which are described in the chapter Milk. Introduce them while respecting your baby’s own pace and needs.

Essential information to remember

Breast milk or infant formula will be your baby’s main food during the first year of life. Foods, introduced at about 6 months, can complement—but not replace—milk.