Brenda - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
I know a great many of us are breastfeeders, or if not, bottle feeders with love, and I read this on a what to expect blog. I am just wondering what you guys think of it. I think it is more just propegation of wrong information because I've never heard this before and it isn't on the AAP's website for starting solids.
Anyway, this lady had a six month old and was unsure about starting solids. The doctor tells her that the baby has to start solids because if the baby doesn't start solids between four and six months the baby will never learn how to eat properly. He tells her there is no need for solids nutritionally (true) until a year, but you have only a small window in which to teach infants how to eat.
Now I call BS. I started my son because he was ready at five months and the little monster gets very mad if he doesn't get his two meals a day. In less than two weeks we went to the second foods because he was mowing through two to two and a half first foods. I think by the time he's eight months he's going to be entirely on table food at the rate he's going. Now, up for your debate: is this doctor full of crap?