should i start my 4 months and 1 week old on solid?

Muskaan - posted on 05/13/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hi,
I would like to know if it's time to feed my daughter solids.Because she is getting really fussy now and still hungry after a feed (bottle feed 150ml).When i offer her more milk she gets really frustrated and cries.She looks at me when I eat ,she would even try to grab the food and pull it towards her mouth.After her feed she would continue to make noise from her mouth as if she is chewing and swallowing.When I put a spoon of food near her she would grab my hand to put the spoon in her time and when she would push the bottle away if I do so.I feel like she is choosing the spoon.She is also passing lots of gas and I can hear the noise from her tummy as we get when we are hungry.What should I do in this case...I did try a tiny little bit of carrot puree..she chew and swallowed efficiently but still I can't make the decision to feed her more or not....Please help me go through this phase...first time mom 23 yrs old :)

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Muskaan - posted on 05/14/2012

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yeah it does make sense!!u r right!!thanks a lot...i'll just put the Heinz away and do my own potatoe puree or carrot puree to start with a single ingredient. and watch for allergies....thank you sooo much ....cheers

Firebird - posted on 05/14/2012

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I would start with one specific food at a time, so you can watch for allergies. If she has a reaction to that veggie combo, you won't be able to tell what set it off.

Amy - posted on 05/14/2012

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I wouldn't start with the Heinz, when you start solids you want to start with one food fruit or vege, that way if your child is allergic you know what food is causing it.

Muskaan - posted on 05/14/2012

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actually i've got a jar of baby food it is Heinz,and the ingredients are vegetables (65%) sweet potato carrots (15%),potatoes(15%),sweetcorn (14%),water...Do u think this one is ok to start with...I have also got a packet of CERELAC .i don't know which to really start with....
I am thinking of starting to morrow.And would like to know which one to start with and how many times a day to feed her...
Thanks

Stifler's - posted on 05/14/2012

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Just give her the food and watch for signs that she's had enough like losing interest in it and turning her head away then stop.

Tina - posted on 05/14/2012

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If she seems ready there's no harm in it. Just don't let her pig out probably about a teaspoon amount would be all you'd want to give her. I started mine with sweet potato and pumpkin and quite runny. If we do resort to jar food we try to go for something similar and always check the label because some of it really isn't healthy and can bind baby. I always check the salt content. Carrot is ok but as I've found it doesn't digest well my youngest gave me a scare I went to change his nappy and freaked because I thought there was blood in his nappy but after taking a closer look realised it was the carrot to my relief. Trust yourself as a mum too if you feel like she is ready go ahead. There will always be people who say don't do that no matter what you do you can't please everyone so just do what feels right.

Muskaan - posted on 05/14/2012

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Thank you louise,
her birth weight was 3.280 kg and current weight is 6.230 kg.yes i will try and let u know how she goes :)

Louise - posted on 05/14/2012

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It depends on the weight of the baby. All three of my kids were on solids at 4 months but they were big 10lb babies at birth and by 4 months milk was not filling them up. Signs of hunger in a 4 month old baby is chewing fists and fussy when finished a large bottle. First of all increase the bottle size by a couple of ounces and see if this works. If not then you can buy baby food specifically for 4 month olds like rusks and baby porridge. Just make up the meal with babies usual milk and start with a teaspoon and no more for a while. If she tollerates this then let her have another spoonful in another meal later on in the day.

It is however advised that you wait until the baby is 6 months old to start solids. If you are going to feed her early then use the jars as they are specifically made to be gentle on her stomach and contain all that she needs to grow. You must remember that the milk is the most important part of her diet and you should always feed the milk first.

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