Brittany - posted on 11/10/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
to start off i'd like to say that my son's dr. is brainwashed about baby formula and has no knowledge about bf'ing what so ever!
at my sons 4 month check up (1 week before 5 months) his dr. told me to start giving him iron fortified cereal. i didn't want to start giving him anything else other than mommy milk until he was ready (no ideal time frame). the reason he had really suggested to start giving it to him is because i am highly anemic and have horrible trouble retaining iron even with a max. dose of suppliments/vitamins. he says the "extra" iron in the cereal will be benificial along with bf. i have a problem trusting his judgement because this is the same dr. that looks at me weird when i say we dont use formula everytime we go and sends nurses knocking on my car window when i leave to give me formula he'd "like me to try". (that erks my nerves every time!) I know by now to listen to every other thing he says but am not sure about this one. has anyone else experianced this?
also, my son is showing interest in "big people food" and "chews" while watching others eat. i am thinking that the time may be soon to start introducing solids but i really want it to be when he is ready and not because the dr. is giving some more of his "advice".