when do you plan on feeding your baby baby food?

Tasha - posted on 09/09/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I would like to start introducing my daughter to something, it seems like she eats and eats formula all the time and is still hungry. Shes growing fastly for height wise, but weight wise shes a little under what she should be, shes healthy, and playful and smiley, so she just may be one of those really tall and lean girls (I dont know where she got that from) her father and i are both average weight and height haha. but anyways any one have any suggestions?

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Renee - posted on 10/07/2010

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My daughter is almost 4 months and I just started her on rice cereal this week! Give it to your baby with a spoon...never, never, never give to them in a bottle, they say it is not good! I just give her a few bites in the morning sometime, she still don't do the greatest, but she is getting better at eating off of a spoon, only after about three days! They learn fast! My doctor said to start with rice cereal about at 4 months, then at 6 months you can introduce veggies, doing a new veggie about every three days to make sure they don't have allergies! I am not sure when you can introduce fruits, but they say to wait on that because a lot of babies get allergies to fruit more than veggies! Have fun, I love feeding my daughter with a spoon...the look on her face is priceless...especially that first time!

Jessica - posted on 09/30/2010

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6 months, theres no nutritional reason to start feeding baby food or cereal earlier just helps teach your baby how to eat . theres no proof that solids help your baby sleep better either. my baby is breast feed and sleeps 12 hours at night without and solids. it depends on the baby not how "full" they are

SARAH - posted on 09/29/2010

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I agree with Milaya. We have always been told Never mix anything into a bottle with the milk, you can use the milk in a dish with baby rice from 4 months though.

Carmen - posted on 09/27/2010

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I give xander cereal in the morning i mix with breast milk. and we just started him on organic baby food from babies r us. he seems to like it and his dr said we could start him when he seemed interested but i didnt have to start food until 6 months.=)

Summer - posted on 09/17/2010

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My pediatrician told me not to give my son anything besides formula until he was 6 months...maybe check with your pediatrician?

User - posted on 09/17/2010

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im following baby led weaning which is basically skipping the puree stage and going straight onto finger foods at 6 months ... my baby girl is breast fed and nursing alot and is staying in the same percentile as when she was born, unless she starts dropping weight she can stay on the breast till around 6 months

Danielle - posted on 09/16/2010

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baies sometimes have food allergies..the older they are the easier it will be to tell..and giving your child food too early may give them a chance of getting diabiteies later on in life or even in early childhood... your doc know best just ask them!! good luck!!

Siobhan - posted on 09/16/2010

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my daughter is 13weeks and i give her baby porridge for a spoon and she loves it, and i put quater of a rusk crushed up in her bottle before bed,

Heather - posted on 09/13/2010

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my daughter is 3 months odl & i mix some rice cereal & baby food with some formula & feed it to her from bottles specifically for feeding food. she isnt as hungry as much and tends to sleep better to. I know they say its to early but you are the mom so you know when it will be ok to start her on it.

Sheradan - posted on 09/11/2010

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Young babies would not benefit from solid foods for many reasons. To start, they are not developmentally ready to deal with swallowing solids. A baby is unable to move solid food from the front to the back of the mouth for swallowing. Instead he tends to gag due to the extrusion reflex with which he is born. Young babies cannot break down the complex molecules in many proteins, fats and carbohydrates, so solid food may pass right through, or worse, cause unnecessary GI distress. I read this and i was also told by the pediatrician that solid food too early can mess with the babies tummies. My little girl i believe would like something more as well but i would rather wait. :)

Dani - posted on 09/11/2010

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i would put some baby rice in her bottle at night time! i do it and it doesnt do any harm whatso ever! :) xx

Milaya - posted on 09/10/2010

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I was told by our pediatrician a little rice cereal at night is fine for baby. We started my son at 2 1/2 months because breastmilk just wasn't enough. Since then he has been sleeping through the night which makes for one happy momma. :)

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My pediatrician said one of the worst things you can do is mix cereal in a bottle. It causes stomach problems, as well as confusion in the long run when introducing solids.

Tricia - posted on 09/10/2010

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Start mixing a little rice cereal in the bottles. You need to make sure that the bottles nipple is big enough for the cereal to flow freely though. As for baby food don't start that until 4 months and then start with green veggies only and cereals.

Allison - posted on 09/10/2010

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they say you can start introducing solids at 4 months but prefer at 6 months, but i started my first child with solids at 4 months and he loved it and started sleeping a bit better at night. my daughter is 3 months now and when she gets to 4 months i am going to start her on solids once a day.

Stephanie - posted on 09/09/2010

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my pediatrician told me to start giving cereal with the formula right before my lil guys 4th month checkup. Honestly, I feel its still too early to give anything but formula but I think I'm going to try it at night to to see if he'll sleep longer with a fuller tummy.

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