Feeding

Robert - posted on 03/16/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Our daycare provider will not feed our daughter (5 months) solid foods until she can sit up in a high chair. She eats cereal fruits and veggies at home. Is this a legitimate claim from the provider or is it inappropriate ?

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Jodi - posted on 03/16/2014

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I also agree with Sarah. Your baby shouldn't be eating solids until she can sit properly. These are WHO and AAP recommendations.

Celeste - posted on 03/16/2014

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I agree with Sarah. She is following the guidelines of most medical organizations that solids can be introduced around 6 months.

Sarah - posted on 03/16/2014

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Your daycare provider is following the advice of what doctors recommend. Fruits and veggies r to be fed no earlier then 6 months old. Which is also around the time a child is able to sit in a high chair. And any solids fed should be secondary to milk intake as right now milk is where your baby is getting all her nutrition. Foods are just for texture and learning how to eat from a spoon. Your provider is not wanting to do something that she has been told not to do by doctors. She is playing it on the safe side. Just the same as laying a baby down to sleep on their back when at daycare (as recommended by docs) but at home baby sleeps on tummy. What a parent chooses to do is on the parents shoulders, but what a daycare provider chooses to do carries more risk.

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