When will it be okay to start feeding my daughter baby food/cereal??

Lacey - posted on 05/20/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter just doesnt seem saitsfied very long with a bottle.....she will be 8 week old on monday.....

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Jenna - posted on 06/08/2011

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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

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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 :-)

Naomi - posted on 05/21/2011

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With my first we tried some cerel at 5 months but she wasn't ready... she was much more ready at 6 months. Doctors generally say not before 4 months

Bridget - posted on 05/21/2011

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No earlier than 4 months is ever recommended, 6 months is what Ive been told is better, and some even say wait until a year.

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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.

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