Starting Solids: Key Messages Video Transcript

Starting Solids: Key Messages Video Transcript

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Video transcript for starting solids key messages

[Music throughout video]

Voice

Breast milk (or infant formula) gives your baby the nutrients they need til around the age of six months. Around six months your baby starts to need the extra vitamins and minerals that are in solid foods, especially iron and zinc.

Tamariki Ora nurse

So how much does she have?

Mum

She has one teaspoon of the rice cereal and about three teaspoons of water from the tap.

Voice

Babies have usually grown and developed enough to start eating solid food by around six months.

[Muffled conversation]

Mum

So I just mix it up.

Voice

Breast milk (or infant formula) is still very important for your baby.

[Baby sounds]


Voice

Offer breast milk (or formula) before solids until your baby is 8 - 9 months old. After that, you can start to offer solids before breast milk or formula.

[Baby sounds]

Voice

Talk with your Well Child nurse about starting solids.

Plunket clinical advisor

Look at his mouth going. He's really enjoying that isn't he?

[Laughter]

Plunket clinical advisor

You like that? That's good. We can tell. Look at Mummy!

You can always tell when they're ready when they open their mouths and are quite happy to have the spoon brought to their mouth.

This page last reviewed 01 June 2013.

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