When will it be okay to start feeding my daughter baby food/cereal??
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Jenna - posted on 06/08/2011
Certainly not before 4 months and if u start before 6 months you must make sure that the food is gluten free ( gluten is found in bread and pasta etc) and early exposure to gluten can lead to ur child having coeliac/ celiac disease. Where you can not eat gluten in ur diet without you becoming really I'll. I wasn't told this and my daughter was fed rusks mixed with formula at 5 months and she now has coeliac disease!
They do generally say to wait until 6 months now as that she when their digestive system can handle food without any damaging affect.
Casandra - posted on 05/31/2011
I have generally gone by the rule . Waiting till your baby has teeth when we get teeth our babies make the acid ivolved in digestion . Which most get around 6 month good luck your doing a great job . Asking questions is the best way to be a better mum :-)
Corinne - posted on 05/20/2011
Health Canada doesn't recommend you start solids until 6 months of age. Babies stomaches and intestines are not developed enough to digest and absorb the nutrients from the food properly before that age.