should i give my. 3 month old daughter solids?

Laura Elizabeth - posted on 08/13/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )

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hello! this is my first time on here and im really curious to know when ajd if i shouod give my almost 15 week old daughter solida. shes exclusively breastfed and wont take. bottle to save her life, not even when she was a day old. she seems to always be hungry and i jeep saying that she just has her fathers appetite haha. but at 15 weeks old i expected to go longer than 2 hours between feedings. she hasnt slept through he night yet because she is still waking up every 4 hours to eat. it diesnt bother me because my milk supply is on point. shes been on a new poop schedule too. once every week or so and she has been extremely gassy which makes her fuss lije crazy. (poor girl) so ive been giving her these gas drops and gripe water. and when i give it to her she absolutely loves the taste and opens her mouth for more. she swallows very well and doesnt really spit it out at all. my husband keeps commenting saying we should give her some food and i agree. i just dont know where to start. id love to be able to satiafy her as she spits up a LOT. particularly after feedings. any suggestions?


also all the way up until niw shes choked a lot. on her spit on milk whatever. and bad too. is it normal for a baby to choke a lot?

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Jodi - posted on 08/14/2012

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NO!! She is too young for anything other than either breastmilk or solids. Her little tummy isn't ready for it, as it is not yet sufficiently mature.

It is absolutely NORMAL for breastfed babies to go through periods of cluster feeding and seem like they want to feed constantly.

With regard to her gas.....is there something YOU are eating once a week or so that may not be agreeing with her? Have a think about it.

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Dove - posted on 08/16/2012

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Sitting her up after she eats is GOOD advice and a fairly standard first step in helping with reflux and other digestive issues. Your baby may have reflux. Hey, if you drinking soda makes her happy... have at it. :)

Nursing that frequently (and even more) is NORMAL and your baby is too young for solids. My son had reflux and would sometimes nurse every 45 minutes or more because nursing was his comfort from the discomfort caused by the reflux. There are meds that can help in addition to the smaller, more frequent feeds, and being kept upright after a feed.

Laura Elizabeth - posted on 08/16/2012

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oddly enough i drank soda yesterday for the first time in over a mont.h nd she didnt have any gas. im confused as to why no soda equals gassy baby. but soda makes her non gassy. of course im the one drinking it. i had an apt for her today cause shes got a massive bugbite on her arm. :( poor girl anyways i told her about her spitting up constantly and choking a lot. she just told me to sit her up for an hour after she eats. what a quack

Laura Elizabeth - posted on 08/16/2012

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oddly enough i drank soda yesterday for the first time in over a mont.h nd she didnt have any gas. im confused as to why no soda equals gassy baby. but soda makes her non gassy. of course im the one drinking it. i had an apt for her today cause shes got a massive bugbite on her arm. :( poor girl anyways i told her about her spitting up constantly and choking a lot. she just told me to sit her up for an hour after she eats. what a quack

Laura Elizabeth - posted on 08/16/2012

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oddly enough i drank soda yesterday for the first time in over a mont.h nd she didnt have any gas. im confused as to why no soda equals gassy baby. but soda makes her non gassy. of course im the one drinking it. i had an apt for her today cause shes got a massive bugbite on her arm. :( poor girl anyways i told her about her spitting up constantly and choking a lot. she just told me to sit her up for an hour after she eats. what a quack

Laura Elizabeth - posted on 08/16/2012

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oddly enough i drank soda yesterday for the first time in over a mont.h nd she didnt have any gas. im confused as to why no soda equals gassy baby. but soda makes her non gassy. of course im the one drinking it. i had an apt for her today cause shes got a massive bugbite on her arm. :( poor girl anyways i told her about her spitting up constantly and choking a lot. she just told me to sit her up for an hour after she eats. what a quack

Laura Elizabeth - posted on 08/14/2012

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my diet hasnt changed since the day she was born. im eating all the same things drinking the same stuff and taking all the same vitamins. i havent added anything new to my diet which is kind of frustrating cause i would like puzza or a soda here and there but nothing.

Stifler's - posted on 08/14/2012

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Giving her food won't stop it. Been there, done that. I agree with Jodi it is probably something you're eating or drinking that causes it once a week if it's not constant refluxing and wind. If it is constant it's called reflux. Both my kids had it and giving them food doesn't stop it. You should go see a doctor and tell them what is going on.

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Babies shouldnt have solids until 6+ months. The longer you wait the better. Its also not meant to replace breastmilk, it should only be small amounts for practice. Food before one is just for fun.

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its hard i know. you could always wait (which i would) and then video it ... video everything! that way, he may not be there, but he wont miss out.

Laura Elizabeth - posted on 08/13/2012

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i know i should wait and there is also an issue on that. my husband deploys in less than a week for 9 months and id love for him to see her have her first spoonfull of solid food. idk whether i should try it out or wait it out as he will miss so many firsts with her.

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when it comes to solids, babies stomachs havent developed the acids to deal with solids until 4 months of age. Giving her solids will constipate her and could be quite harmful to her stomach. Talk to your doctor about it and get some advice. I wouldn't be feeding her solids just yet. theres only a couple of weeks to go and she'll be able to eat rice cereals and pureed apples. Until then just give her as much milk as she likes. as for the choking, discuss it with your doctor to assess what is normal and what isnt.

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