Solids at 4 1/2 months
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 06/14/2015
Well, what YOU feel, and what is recommended for the best chance at a healthy child are 2 different things. Are you a pediatric nutritional expert?
Here are some signs that your child is ready to try solids:
She can sit up (with support) and can hold her head and neck up well.
Her birth weight has doubled.
She’s interested in what you’re eating and may even try to grab food from your plate.
She can keep food in her mouth rather than letting it dribble out.
She shows signs of being hungry for more than she’s getting by clamoring for more when her bottle is empty or wanting to nurse more often.
At this point, all of the nutrients your child needs are covered in his formula or breast milk. They don't have a developed palate...so they aren't getting 'bored' being on formula or bm
Just because YOU feel the child is ready doesn't mean he is. Nor does it mean his digestive system is. Solids after 6 months, some, yes, but usually only for 'fun' or to get them used to the new textures.
But, whatever. It's your kid. You think they'll be fine. Hopefully, they will.
Dove - posted on 06/14/2015
Don't do it. Your baby could be fine... or not... and there is no way to know until it's already too late. It is really best to wait til 6+ months to introduce anything other than breast milk or formula.
And yes, I started earlier the first time w/ no issues, but now that I know better... I would never risk causing my child potentially life long digestive issues.
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