Observe the infant drinking and eating.
Have the adult give the baby pureed food in a bottle.
When in a sitting position, the infant tongues food and pushes it back out.
The infant is gaining some control over oral musculature. Her jaw and tongue are moved to adapt to different types of input. Parents can introduce purees and soft food that quickly breaks down in the infant’s mouth. Introducing different textures to expand the infant’s tolerance.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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