Alexandra - posted on 12/23/2009 ( 30 moms have responded )
Hi there to all the mums out there,
I live in Australia, i have a 4 months old little girl, and the common practice and professional recommendations over here are a little different i think. And please i really hope i dont offfend anyone, So i would love some feed back on this as i find it very interesting how different places work.
So the practices/ professional opinion over here are,
- That its NOT recommended to feed your baby anything but breastmilk, or infant formula BEFORE 6 months of age to ensure that your baby can handle it,
- They also recommend not to feed your baby till he/she can support her own head, and sit up by themselves.
- Not to feed your baby milk and cereal in a bottle.
- Not to mix different food together and try each food and wait 3 days incase of an allergic reaction.
- Not to give your baby cows milk, peanuts or honey till 12 months,
- Breastfeeding exclusivly is widely promoted, recommended age for breastfeeding, with supplementary feeding is 12 months.
- encouraged breastfeeding, & demand feeding.