Podcast

Premature Babies: How to Estimate & Adjust Age for Starting Solids

  • How do I know how old my baby is in adjusted or corrected age terms...and how does that differ from chronological age?
  • What other signs of readiness to feed are important to consider once I do know my baby's adjusted age indicates it's close to the time to start solid foods?
Katie Ferraro

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When can premature babies start solid foods? If your baby was born before 40 weeks gestation you might have heard the term “adjusted age”. In this episode we’re analyzing this concept of adjusted or corrected age and determining what it’s telling us about your baby’s readiness to start solid foods.

Babies who were born early need additional time to catch up developmentally before they are safe to start solid foods. Learn how to calculate your baby’s adjusted age, how long you need to use this corrected age for and the other signs to look for if you’re analyzing whether or not your premature baby is ready to start the transition to solid foods.

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SUMMARY of episode

In this episode we’re talking about premature babies and how to calculate adjusted age and why that matters before starting solid foods:

  • How do I know how old my baby is in adjusted or corrected age terms...and how does that differ from chronological age?

  • What other signs of readiness to feed are important to consider once I do know my baby’s adjusted age indicates it’s close to the time to start solid foods?


LINKS from episode

  • Episode 110 Catch-Up Weight: Why Starting Solids Early Will Not Help Your Baby Gain Weight with Rosan Meyer, PhD, RD

  • Episode 5 - 5 Things Your Baby Should Be Able to Do Before Starting Baby-Led Weaning is

  • REGISTER for my free online workshop BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS: How to get your baby to try 100 foods before turning 1 without you having to spoon-feed purees or buy pouches. Everyone on the workshop gets a copy of my 100 FIRST FOODS list so you’ll know exactly what foods babies CAN eat when they’re ready for BLW! Register for this week’s workshop times


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