Avocados are usually the first food I offer babies in feeding therapy. I choose to serve this fruit first because of its soft texture, easy preparation for parents, and unique color (something other than the traditional off-white foods like
Social norms that conflict with expert advice have made pacifier (“paci”) use a confusing and sometimes controversial topic for parents. As a pediatric specialist with decades of clinical experience and working with families, I’ve got a more comprehensive recommendation.
Families are sometimes so eager to transition to solid foods that they unknowingly expose their baby to unnecessary risk by starting too early. I have worked with numerous families that started feeding solids early to their baby (at 3-5 months