Is it ok to give my baby baby food/

Blaine - posted on 01/31/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 months old and my mother says i should start giving him baby food fruit, but I'm not sure because every time we give it to him he has trouble pooping.

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Jessica - posted on 02/02/2010

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i wouldn't give your baby any type of baby food. rice cereal is one thing but fruits is a bit much. especially if its giving him tummy problems. with my first two babies i started them on cereal around 3 to 4 months, then i started mixing in small amounts of fruits and veggies in the cereal around 5 to 6 months. their digestive system isnt prepared to break down those foods at this age. i always tell people the best thing is to ask your pediatrician. you can even call their office and speak to a nurse, they will tell you what is recommended for your childs age.

HAYLEY - posted on 02/02/2010

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hi, i give my girl whos 2 months farley rusks just add baby milk to it but mix it so it goes like water, she has to many bottles 5 oz every 2 hours so i tryed this what i tryed with my first at 2 months and theres nothink wrong with her, my 2 month old sleeps all nite since i started giving her rusks, mothers knows whats best for there children :) xx

Mistie - posted on 02/01/2010

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Yes, most doctors suggest 4-6 months. My son on the other hand has done ALL of the things they say he should before starting cereal EXCEPT for being younger than 4 months, we started giving him a LITTLE bit of cereal with a spoon and he has done good so far. He is 8 weeks old.

Andrea - posted on 02/01/2010

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I think you're supposed to start cereal at like 3months and maybe add baby food at like 6 months but you shouldn't start with fruit you should start with vegetables if you start with sweet fruit you night have trouble getting him to eat bland vegetables.

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Milk either breast or formula is all a baby needs till about 4 months. At thy time you can introduce cereal, and then from there veggies and fruits and last meats if you choose to do so. Call your pedi and they should have a schedule to guide you. Children to 4 months should have 2-4oz every 2-4hours of formula or breat milk. Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 02/01/2010

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I totally agree. I have done maternity nursing and believe this to be too early. A babies internal organs are not mature enough till at least 4 months old.....if they are hungry check they are getting the required amount of milk before you resort to this option if I were you so you dont do any harm to your gorgeous lil one!

Nikki - posted on 01/31/2010

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nooo defently not if you give a baby food too early they can develop allergies or can cause them problems. they dont need food till 4-6 months and even then you just start with the 'low-allergy' foods such as baby rice cereal, pumpkin apple etc.

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I think it may be a little too early. I think most doctors suggest starting cereal at 4 months, then introducing fruit or vegs.

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