Question about starting the 2nd solid

Lisa - posted on 02/09/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I just finished introducing Rice Cereal to my 6-month old & plan to introduce peas this Wednesday. Will she eat BOTH cereal and peas in one day? At the same time or will we now have two "meal times"? OR does one replace the other?

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Katie - posted on 02/15/2009

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My baby is 7 months at he loves FOOD! At 6 months my doctor told me to start feeding him 3 meals a day. I give him fruit and cereal (mixed) for breakfast, veggie and cereal (mixed) for lunch and then a meat and veggie/cereal for dinner. I will also typically give him yogurt at some point. He is becoming less interested in his bottles (which we do 4x a day) but the doc said that is normal.

Christina - posted on 02/13/2009

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Hi Lisa



My son has started weaning himself off his bottle. He has one for his afternoon nap and before bed. He also drink's his water and juice in his bottle. We offer him water 24/7 because he is on solids. When we were going through him being constipated our pediatrition told us His formula would also be contributing to the constipation so replace with juice when we can.

Christina - posted on 02/13/2009

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Quoting Lisa:



Thank you!  When do you breastfeed or give him bottles?





Quoting Christina:





Hi Lisa









I am a new mother. My son is 6 months 3 wks.  I was as new to food introduction as he was. When I  was adding in new foods I would start the day with what I new he already liked, in your case cereal, then try the new food for lunch. It gave us lots of time before night fall to see if there would be a allergic reaction or stomach upset. My son couldnt eat starches due to constipation so we fast tracked to the veggies and fruit. Now at almost 7 mnths he eats a yogurt for breakfast a veggie/fruit for lunch and a meat and veggie for dinner!









 





 

Bethany - posted on 02/10/2009

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And just to prove that every baby is different (ha!) I feed my son cereal at every meal. When I was introducing a new food I would just alternate back and forth between bites of cereal and bites of peas (for example). My son is a really good eater so I found that as we were adding new foods he was actually also starting to eat more solids so I could keep the same amount of cereal and he would eat all of that plus some of the new.

As for breastfeeding- I'm of the school that you feed and nurse at the same time (as opposed to spreading them out by a couple of hours). When I was getting him started on new foods I would feed solids first and then nurse after (I'd wait 10 minutes or so for his food to settle). Once he got the hang of solids I went back to nursing first (I wanted to protect my supply and also make sure he was getting enough milk.) At 7 months 1 week we are down to 4 meals a day (I never thought I'd get here back when he was nursing 9 times a day! haha!). Sometimes he eats solids at all 4 and sometimes not at the first one of the morning (~7am).

Best Wishes- it does get easier, I promise! :~)

Sandi - posted on 02/10/2009

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We have actually introduced all of the gerber first foods and recommended cereals for this age to our son. I typically feed him cereal during his second meal of the day (and sometimes fruit on the weekends too) and then he usually has 2-3 things at the 6 pm feeding (vegetable, fruit, and sometimes cereal too). They are all around 2 tbsp and he still takes generally 6 bottles a day (6 oz). I am working with his schedule as I think we could get him down to 5 and maybe do some solids for lunch, but we have been having a hard time working that schedule out during the week while he is at daycare, even though the weekends work fine. When I introduce a new food I will typically feed him that along with something he has already had. I think the key is just to not introduce multiple new foods within 3-4 days of each other for allergies. Good luck...who knew something like food could be so difficult...it was for me at least!

Lisa - posted on 02/09/2009

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Thank you!  When do you breastfeed or give him bottles?


Quoting Christina:


Hi Lisa





I am a new mother. My son is 6 months 3 wks.  I was as new to food introduction as he was. When I  was adding in new foods I would start the day with what I new he already liked, in your case cereal, then try the new food for lunch. It gave us lots of time before night fall to see if there would be a allergic reaction or stomach upset. My son couldnt eat starches due to constipation so we fast tracked to the veggies and fruit. Now at almost 7 mnths he eats a yogurt for breakfast a veggie/fruit for lunch and a meat and veggie for dinner!





 

Christina - posted on 02/09/2009

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Hi Lisa



I am a new mother. My son is 6 months 3 wks.  I was as new to food introduction as he was. When I  was adding in new foods I would start the day with what I new he already liked, in your case cereal, then try the new food for lunch. It gave us lots of time before night fall to see if there would be a allergic reaction or stomach upset. My son couldnt eat starches due to constipation so we fast tracked to the veggies and fruit. Now at almost 7 mnths he eats a yogurt for breakfast a veggie/fruit for lunch and a meat and veggie for dinner!

Heidi - posted on 02/09/2009

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Hi Lisa! I have a 4 year old and my 6 month old, they are like night and day! Avery (my 4 year old) welcomed anything we gave her, she loved cereal, loved peas, squash, sweet potatoes, everything! She wanted to eat all the time! Reese is completely different, she won't eat hardly anything at all, just this week she has sort of taken a liking to applesauce, but that is about it. So I truly believe that each child is different and they will definitely let you know what they like and when they want it. Just give the peas a try and see how it goes!

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