4 month old baby... What to feed her?

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My daughter turned 4 months on the 1st march. Everyone in my family and my husbands side is telling me I could start feeding her baby food or egg yokes. But I'm worried. I'm a first time mom and I don't want to mess this up. I need mommy help, What should I be feeding her now and when is a good time to start?

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Firebird - posted on 03/03/2013

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I didn't start feeding my kid any solid food until she was almost 8 months old. She never had any trouble learning to chew or swallow solids and she started holding her own spoon within two months. You won't be doing your baby any disservice by waiting a couple more months to introduce solid food.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/03/2013

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But, even when you do start feeding solids, it is really only practice food. They will show signs that they are ready for solids by holding their head up unassisted, reaching for food, tongue thrusting and being able to sit up on their own.

So....having it be practice food, you should still be breast feeding or formula feeding as their primary source of nutrition. Really, they don't need any other fluids, but if you are going to offer a sippy cup.....just let it be water....and very small amounts so they do not fill up on that and not drink the formula or bm.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/03/2013

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Well, your instincts aqre correct. It is best not to offer them solids until 6 months. If you want to have help on what to feed your baby when it is time, I recommend picking up the book "supper foods baby book" by Ruth Yaron it gives a great outline on what are good first foods, how to make it (if you want to make your own...I did and it is really simple) and exactly what ages you can offer things. Like eggs....not good to offer young at all. Avocados yes, sweet potatoes are great also...and of course bananas. Good luck!

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Dove - posted on 03/03/2013

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Breast milk or formula is still the best thing to give her.

Little Miss has already got this answer covered.

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