ANY ADVICE ON GETTING CHILD NOT TO THRUST FOOD OUT ..

Christie - posted on 06/02/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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okay i don't recall with my first her really thrusting her food after the first week out her mouth when i intorduced cereal, but little man just turned 4 months on the 25th and he has been thrusting the food out most of the time. i am not sure what to do to get him not to do that. ANY ADVICE APPRECIATED.

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Shelley - posted on 06/02/2009

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Maybe he is not ready for cereal yet... I've read if they still have the 'thrusting' they may not be ready. Just wait a couple of weeks and try again:)

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Brooke - posted on 06/08/2009

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You can't stop your baby from doing this.. It is a natural reflex and shows you that your bubs isn't ready for food yet :-) it was worth a try... The WHO say breastfeed your baby until they're 1 year and no solids before 6 months, but who died and made them god.. hello we are the mums and as far as I am concerned do what you feel is right.

Eliza - posted on 06/04/2009

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The day my daughter turned 4 months old I gave her cereal and it all came back out everywhere. The next day I tried it and the same thing happened. So I waited 2 weeks and then tried again and she eats like a champ now. So I'd say just give it a week and try again.

Natasha - posted on 06/03/2009

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Quoting christie :

Not sure where that fact of 6 months to start solids but our peds doctor said to try now, but i will take a break for a few weeks and then try again.


I got he six months from my doctor, public health nurse, and the baby group i got to called baby steps.

Danielle - posted on 06/03/2009

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It's the recommendation of the American Pediatrics to not start solids before 6 months. And to continue bfing until 1 year.

Christie - posted on 06/03/2009

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Not sure where that fact of 6 months to start solids but our peds doctor said to try now, but i will take a break for a few weeks and then try again.

Melanie - posted on 06/03/2009

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I don't know about damaging the digestive system, but I agree with the others that your baby is probably not ready. Try again in a few weeks. As long as you're providing full-time breastmilk/formula, it's all your baby needs and won't starve.

Natasha - posted on 06/02/2009

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Your baby isn't ready for solids yet. Giving a baby anything breast milk or formula before they are six months can damage their digestive system. You should wait a couple more months.

Danielle - posted on 06/02/2009

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Ditto the other gals, you can start anytime between 4 and 6 months so maybe wait a little while longer. We are waiting for the same reason.

Tricia - posted on 06/02/2009

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I'm with Shelly. All babies develop at their own rates. If he's tongue thrusting, it's just a protective reflex saying he's not ready for cereal. Wait a few weeks and try again.

Shelley - posted on 06/02/2009

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Maybe he is not ready for cereal yet... I've read if they still have the 'thrusting' they may not be ready. Just wait a couple of weeks and try again:)

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