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Similac® Advance® Omega-3 & Omega-6, our closest formula ever to breast milk, is the ONLY formula containing galactooligosaccharides and lutein*, a nutrient babies can only get from breast milk or Similac® Advance®**.
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My baby's development:
Your 6-month-old baby lays the groundwork for speech with every sound she makes. Keep talking with her this month. Also, your baby is becoming more aware of you as a separate person. A good way to help calm her fear of being alone is by playing "peekaboo."
Your health care professional may advise you to start feeding your baby solid foods at approximately 6 months of age.
Clues that your baby is ready to start other foods2:
According to the Canadian Pediatric Society2, you should:
While your baby’s exploring new tastes and textures, Similac® Go & Grow® Omega-3 & Omega-6 supports his transition to a variety of solid foods and cow’s milk. Until your baby starts on solid foods like leafy greens, corn, and eggs, she can only get lutein† from breast milk or Similac® Advance†. Learn about Similac® Go & Grow® Omega-3 & Omega-6.
Just 250 mL (1 cup) of Similac® Go & Grow® Omega-3 & Omega-6 has :
If your 6-month-old baby cries when you leave the room, she might be suffering from a new fear known as baby separation anxiety. The best way to calm your baby is to leave, wait for a minute or two, and then return. Repeating this pattern, at progressively longer intervals will help her realize that you always come back. When you soothe and calm your fussy baby, she gets the message that all is well. It is a message that will stay with her as she grows.
Keep in mind that every baby develops on a different schedule, but by the end of month 6, your baby will likely be able to do the following:
†† Excluding inherent sources of lutein
*Based on the Dietary Reference Intakes [DRI's] for 7-12 month old babies.
1. Healthy sleep for your baby and child. Canadian Pediatric Society. November 2012. Available at : http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/healthy_sleep_for_your_baby_and_child. Accessed on 08/10/15.
2. Feeding your baby in the first year . Canadian Pediatric Society. April 2014. Available at : http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/feeding_your_baby_in_the_first_year. Accessed on 08/10/15.
3. Taming the monsters. Canadian Pediatric Society. November 2010. Available at : http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/taming_the_monsters. Accessed on: 08/10/15.
4. Dietary Reference Intakes: Reference Values for Elements. Health Canada. 03/22/15. Available at : http://hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/reference/table/ref_elements_tbl-eng.php. Accessed on: 08/10/15.
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