is anyone introducing solids yet.

Cheri - posted on 02/06/2010 ( 273 moms have responded )

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My Dr. said I can start feeding my son solids. He was born Oct 25th. He is doing great, eating rice cereal with apple sauce mixed in. Just wondering if anyone else is feeding their Oct baby yet.

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Nicole - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son was also born on Oct. 25th and we have been giving him rice cereal since a month and a half due to his reflux and just started him on green beans, pears, and applesauce. He love it and is doing great. He has not been spitting up after each meal now so it is great for his reflux. We only give him the baby food 1 time a day and only give him a half a jar everyday

Debbie - posted on 02/22/2010

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watch the applesauce....it can constipate them. My daughter has reflux so I was mixing cereal with her formula. She was born on the 23rd...last week I started feeding her cereal with peaches mixed in. She likes it...she doesn't eat very much of it at a time.

Corrie - posted on 02/22/2010

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Bubby is 18 weeks now and started solids at 14. He went from breast milk to SMA gold at 5 weeks, to hungrier baby at 8 and take 30 ozs a day now, a bowl of baby rice when he gets up and a jar (slowly progressing onto mammys fruit and veg purees as those jars are full of aweful sugar and salt and Bleurgh!!). He had slept through the night on and off and every couple of weeks he started waking so i slowly added an extra solid feed. It seems to be working, as after two days he starts sleeping through again... next time i imagine he'll be able to start holding banana as he manages to grab the spoon half way to his mouth and cover his bouncer, his hair and me.

It's amazing. :)

As a breast feeding peer supporter and having attended a healthy start NHS weaning course, i know that it's not the best thing to do, but if i hadn't given my son more, he would have been hungry and upset. I mix every meal with a bottle so he still get his milk. No substitutes here. His Bowels have been Fine and his weight, not to mention the sleep.

Every baby IS different. As is every GP and Health visitor. Gut and motherly instinct is Key.

Good luck ladies.

Jessica - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son was born Oct 2nd at a month old he was taking rice cereal in bottle and at

3 1/2 months was eating bannanas and sweet potatoes and carrots he is 19 wks and pretty much luvs all the baby food applesauce was the one it took him a while to like he eats breakfast lunch and dinner and has formula in between he weighs 12 lbs so feed that baby if he wants it

Dawn - posted on 02/22/2010

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my daughter was born 21st oct and has been on solids since 12 weeks old she has porridge in morning and a savoury jar at tea time plus mashed fruit at lunch lol

Xxx - posted on 02/21/2010

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my son is not ready either he was born on the 9th of October.

not keen to start him until 6 months or later he is not needing it yet.



even thou my sister in law thinks he could start on them she started her twins at 4 months I am comfortable with it at all.

Amanda - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son was born on October 3rd and my Dr. said not to start solids until he was a year old but my family said that I should so I did and he is doing just fine. Growing good and everything. We told the Dr. and she didn't seem to care that we were feeding him solids. We have introduced pretty much everything that doesn't have chunks. Like potatoes, carrots, peas, green beans, applesauce, bananas, squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, macaroni and cheese, peaches, and pears. We have tried other things too but there are too many to name. He has been on them for quite some time now.

Lindsey - posted on 02/21/2010

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ello my daisy was born oct 27th and today is her first day on baby rice n she did great she eat it all up she wantted more bless her i cant wait till tomz cause all way thru eating she smiling n lovin it all xxx

Jenn - posted on 02/20/2010

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my little guy just turned 4 months today! we'vee had him on cereal now for a month! he holds his own spoon when we feed him and he knows how to put it in his mouth an how to hold it! he also knos how to hold the mum mum snacks and eat them. we' done tice, oatmeal and barley cereal we are going to be moving to the stage 2's next week i think :-)

Heather - posted on 02/20/2010

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My daughter been eating solids for almost a month. She was born October 26th. She doesn't like cereal. She loves carrots, bananas, sweet potatoes, and apple sauce. I haven't tried her on anything else yet.

Cathleen - posted on 02/19/2010

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Honestly, it's your baby's system. That is not the norm with most babies. Sorry you've had problems. In your baby's case, you should wait. Most babies do not have a problem with cereal at four months. Oh, and noone is replacing cereal with breast milk, they are just introducing solids with the breast milk. Good luck!

Dana - posted on 02/19/2010

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I am sorry but this is my child, and if I want to introdice solids at 4 months I will and every baby is different just because your has problems now because you started at 4 months doesn't mean mine will. I am going to continue to feed my son solids there shouldnt be a problem with how someone wants to raise their kids where do you have the right to say no you can't because it didn't work for. I'm not not trying sound like a b*tch, but this is how I feel and am so sick of people like you telling me it is wrong.

Jennifer - posted on 02/18/2010

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Hasn't your doctor read the latest from the American Academy of Pediatrics? Six months is now the minimum age they recommend for solids introduction. When my ds, now seven, was a baby, his pediatrician also recommended solids at 4 months (because he was a skinny baby), which was a mistake. He became sensitive/intolerant or allergic to many foods, and that nice sweet smelling breast fed baby poo was gone for good. Also, he will never eat anything that even resembles baby food, including hummus and cream soups. Also, I found out that rice cereal is often full of other things and isn't as nutritious as breast milk or as full of calories. Urgh. I am waiting until at least six months this time around!

Check this out:

http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids...

Dana - posted on 02/18/2010

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I would start with the orange foods first because the Dr. said it is harder to get them to eat those first and do a veggie first not a sweet. I did peas and then bananas

Jennifer - posted on 02/18/2010

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My daughter turned four mths on Feb. 6. On Feb. 7 I introduced rice cereal to her. She has been eating cereal for almost two weeks. She is doing very well. I'm waiting till five mths to introduce veggies then fruits. I've always been told if babies eat the sweet food first they won't eat the veggies.

Cathleen - posted on 02/18/2010

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Hi Kelly! I would start out slow. I started my Bryce with one tablespoon of Organic Rice Cereal and mixed it with warm breast milk. He doesn't seem to like anything that is cool. I did that for a couple of days and fed it to him in the late afternoon. Now I feed him twice a day. He gets a little apple or banana mixed in his cereal w/breast milk in the morning and late afternoon I give him sweet potatoes w/fruit. It's okay to take your time with all this - especially if this is your first baby. It's kinda scary. Just relax and give it a try! If she is not interested, believe me, she'll let you know! Good luck!

Jessica - posted on 02/18/2010

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My Dr.said we could and we have they said to start them off one every couple days if there new to them just incase they have a reaction to one. My son is doing fine and he wont be 4 mos till the 23rd.

Kelly - posted on 02/18/2010

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I am breastfeeding also. I told my baby's doctor that I was scared she wasn't getting enough milk. She told me to go ahead and start solids. I'm not sure how much to feed her per day though.

Heilin - posted on 02/18/2010

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Hi my daughter was born on 11th octber and after speaking to one of the midwives, I started giving her solids last week. She is about four months. Im just not giving her wheat or gluten until she is 6 months old because thats what they recommend

Arianne - posted on 02/18/2010

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My son was born October 20th && I've been feeding my son applesauce && banana's so far. && I've also done applesauce mixed with rice cereal. I started him on it because my doctor suggested it because my son was spitting up A LOT. It settles his stomach VERY well.

Lacie - posted on 02/17/2010

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October 14the is when my daughter was born! I started feeding her solids about 3 weeks ago and she loves it!! Carrots are her favorite! She tries grabbing the spoon to feed herself but she still can't quite navigate it to her mouth lol!

Tesha - posted on 02/17/2010

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Sounds like our doctors have given us similiar advice. I am excited about starting veggies and fruits. She is really enjoying the rice, wait til she get a taste of some fruits and veggies...lol

Andrea - posted on 02/17/2010

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my son was born on the 13th. I just started feeding him rice cereal this week. He's doing really well with it! In a week or so, my dr. said we could start him on some veggies with his rice.

Tesha - posted on 02/17/2010

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My little girl was born on the 15th and she has started solids this week. She is doing an excellent job with the cereals and I am going to try some fruits and veggies in the next couple of days.

Percy - posted on 02/17/2010

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There are always going to be new studies done and new research found. Starting your baby on solids depends entirely on your baby. The same as how to put your baby to sleep, when to start potty training, when they should start walking etc. Your baby is not made in a factory, and your baby isn't a majority, he's an individual who has individual needs. You've kept him happy and healthy so far, you should trust yourself to read his cues.

Tiffany - posted on 02/17/2010

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Marrissa Forman: My daughter is the exact same way! She spits up like crazy. I go threw multiple spit blankets a day..but I've been thinking about rice cereal (and rice cereal only..nothing more) for her because she eats 6oz every 2 hours like freaking clockwork! I don't know if the formula is enough for her anymore. I want to try the cereal to see how it dose on her. I'm a bit worried she may have a sensitive tummy though.

Marsha - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son was born Oct. 15 & I started him on rice cereal Jan. 17 then babyfood the 14 of Feb. I breastfeed & I was getting tired of feeding every hour. Now he feeds every 2-3 hours. My pediatrician didn't recommend it but he's my 4th baby & I fed my others between 2 weeks & 1 month.

Marissa - posted on 02/17/2010

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My lil guy was born on the 27th of OCT. I have an appt on Mar 9th with the pediatrician but I was thinking about trying rice cereal. My only concern is that he spits up quite a bit..even the Dr. said its normal and he probably will continue until he's 6 months or so...well, is he going to puke up the rice cereal as bad as he pukes up milk? My goodness I already do his laundry 3 times a week. burp clothes have turned into towels..its that bad. Guess it doesn't hurt to try.

Andrea - posted on 02/17/2010

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My daughter was born Oct 13 and shes eating baby cereal and apple sauce twice a day and she is loving it!!

Charlotte - posted on 02/17/2010

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If anyone has anything they found their baby liked can you let me know as my little monkey is hooked on banaba.

Cathleen i agree with you my little boy is about the sae weight too - needs a bit of solid food

Vikki - posted on 02/17/2010

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My daughter was born on 25th Oct....I have not yet ventured to the solids..Still feel its a bit too early as she loves sucking on her bottle n is sleeping through the the night still...

I may venture to solids in next month n see how i go...But every1 is different...



I have tried smearing a bit of bannana on her lips but she was very confused so i just left it at that n thought maybe its a bit too early.



Most doctors n health visitors are now saying to wait till atleast 6months but every child is different...

Jann - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son was born on oct 21 and we just started rice (once a day) last week. He is doing well in terms of learning to open his mouth and swallow without pushing everything out with his tongue, but i can't say he is a big fan. I have to give him a bottle of formula first, otherwise he starts crying and wont eat. So, he gets a 5 oz bottle, and then will eat the cereal a bit more happily until I see 'full' cues. My 4 mo. appt is next week, so I will ask the doc about giving him anything else, like fruits and veg.

Carrie - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son was born on Oct 5th and we have been giving him cereals for a bit now. He usually has bottles all day long and then I give him cereal about 9 or 10 at night. He now sleeps between 6-7 hours at a time and only getting up once a night. I am like a new woman!!

Chelle - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son was born on the 24th and his dr told me to start with applesauce at 1 month.... He's had rice cereal, all veggies and fruits of stage 1. and He gets a container of yogurt a day! He LOVES it!! He likes it more then regular food, I think because of the extra texture

Cathleen - posted on 02/17/2010

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Allergies must run in your family then. I have four children and honestly I breast fed all of them, but, definitely introduced cereal at 4 months. Good luck!!

Kirsten - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son born Oct 11, had cereal at 3 1/2 months. He is now eating stage 1 and i suggest start with veggies first. Wait on carrots, there is some blue baby syndrome they can get from carrots if fed too young. I started on veggies first so they like them,the fruits are sweet and they may not like the veggies is you give them second. If your kid want's to eat FEED THEM!!! My 2 year old had solids at 3 1/2 months and was fine. Go for it, start slow and do runny rice cereal first, your baby needs to learn how to use his tongue and bring the food to the back of his mouth, most babies use thrust their tongues. You and baby will get the hang of it.

Cathleen - posted on 02/17/2010

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I absolutely agree! I'm doing the same thing with my little chubba bubba. He's just shy of 17 lbs. and loves his homemade food!

Cathleen - posted on 02/17/2010

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Hi! They are now suggesting that you feed between 4 to 6 months like they told us years ago, cuz' they are now finding out that the longer you wait the pickier the baby can be. I believe that if your baby develops allergies to something, it will be right away and not magically not happen cuz' you waited until they were over 6 months to feed them. My babies would have starved if I waited that long!

Cathleen - posted on 02/17/2010

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Hi! My son was born October 11th and yes, I do feed him cereal mixed with my breast milk. I also make his baby food - so easy!! He's had applesauce, butternut squash, bananas, sweet potatoes and carrots! He seems to enjoy everything. I only feed him "food" twice a day just cuz' it's all so new, but, within the next couple of weeks it will be three squares for him plus nursing. Good luck!

Charlotte - posted on 02/17/2010

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I must admit i think it really is a case of each baby is different!

I am sure all our parents fed us solids earlier than they say to now and it never hurt us, i was asked to take part in a group when i breas fed to start giving him solids very early as they dont actually know if it gives them allergies etc (by the way i decided not to as he was to young then) but i see no harm in topping up his milk with a bit of food if that is what he needs so not in a rush just doing the best for baby

Meghan - posted on 02/17/2010

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My daughter was born October 19th and we started her on solid foods towards the middle of January. She LOVES them!! She eats sweet potatoes, carrots, pears, banana's, rice cereal from the jar... she won't eat the kind that you mix yourself... applesauce.. She loves her food so much. My Dr. recommended that I give them to her twice a day. So at breakfast, and at dinner she gets her food. She eats the whole jar!!

Frances - posted on 02/17/2010

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My doctor said to wait until she is about 6 months but other doctors say as early as 4 months. I've started putting a little rice cereal into her milk. I tried to feed her rice cereal but she hated it! lol. If your unsure, its always best to wait a little longer. Their digestive tracks are still developing so they may have a hard to digesting some of the foods. I would start with some rice cereal in the milk for the little bit and then maybe at about 5 months introduce stage 1 baby food. The longer you wait, the better it is for the baby. I know its hard, im so excited to start feeding my girl some food but it really is better to wait but if your doctor says its okay, then i guess its okay!

Ebony - posted on 02/17/2010

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my daughter was born october 14 and i tried to feed her the baby food stage 1 by spoon but wasn't liking that too much lol so i added it to her milk she loooooved it

Andrea - posted on 02/17/2010

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Wow. My pediatrician said not to start cereal until 4 months and baby food at 6 months. A lot of pediatricians recommend the same thing. I don't think those that start earlier are hurting their babies, but what's the rush?

Charlotte - posted on 02/17/2010

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My boy was born on 18th. I feed my little man a mushed up rusk (with his milk) and then puree a banana - he loves it.

I have been told not to put him on solids yet but he is growing so fast and is the size of a 6 month old in length, so i see no harm in givinf him what he needs.

I have tried the pots of food but found when i cook him his own food he likes it more and i know what is in it, i usually use baby rice or rusk as the base for it then add carrot or something like that - remember nothing too acidic as if they start teething it makes their wee stronger and can give them a sore bum X

Wendy - posted on 02/17/2010

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Sonnie Jay just turned 4 mths. Dr. advised me to feed solely breast milk for the first 6 months due to allergies. Especially if they run in the family. I realize every baby is different. I just want to give my baby a fighting chance. Breast milk only for 6 mths.

Bengi - posted on 02/17/2010

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My doc told us we can start feeding Ates (my son, borned on Oct 5th) with fruit juices (apple, pear,carrots), pomace and rice cereals since we were already on formula. I have tried apple but he successfully spitted all out.

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