When can you start giving babies baby food and cereal?

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I started both of my girls on cereal at 2 weeks.  I would fix a bottle, pour 1-2 oz in a bowl and mix in a little bit of cereal until i had the consistency that i wanted.  I started soupy and got thicker as they got used to it.  I then fed it to them with a spoon.  When I talk to me pediatrician, she said that as a dr. she should say not to do it that early. but as a mom myself, i did it too.  She also said that it was better with a spoon if theyd take it that way because it takes them longer so they can't become too full and end up with stomach aches.  i also started with stage 1 foods at around 1 1/2 to 2 months.  by then they both were sleeping 10-12 hours every night with 2 naps during the day.  i never had any problems and they've both been extremely healthy at every checkup.  I got a ton of criticism from everyone including some family and friends but it worked for me and my kids and that was all that mattered.

Stephanie - posted on 04/01/2012

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The only thing that would stress the kidneys is too much protein.

Vickey - posted on 04/04/2009

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Four months old...introduce a jar food everyone three days to see if he or she digest it well...i buy gerber jar food, which tells you the different stages in which to introduce certain foods...Hope this helps...

Apryl - posted on 03/31/2009

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at about 4 weeks you can add a tbsp of rice cereal to their bottle at night. Make sure to use a cross cut nipple on the bottle. This will help them stay full longer.

Noella - posted on 03/31/2009

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The books and experts dont know everything a hungry baby will put you through hell but the trick is to start gentle my son was having a 1/4 teaspoon rice cerial in a few of his bottles aevery day at 2months and we gradually built it up as he demanded more food the change in him was amazing he was less fussy seemed satisfied and slept threw the nite by 3months by three and a half months he was eatingjars of apple and pears and on some occassions demanding 2 or 3 jars in a sitting i did leave the hard stuff like foods ith meat in them until he was 4months old because thats when their digestive system has fully developed enough to handle it. oh and yoghurt with out any chunks of fruit was a fav of his from around 3months. now jack is a healthy happy and in some areas very advanced 3 year old and we are expecting out 2nd in july nd i will do it all over again. i believe your bub will tell you if they are not settling or sleeping well and not sick then they are prob hungry so its not fair to hold out on them. and dont let health proffessionals make you feel bad just coz its in the books doesnt make it gospel

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Margaret - posted on 04/01/2012

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GIRLS!!! seriously just IGNORE everything she says....she thinks the kidney's process solids rather than being a filter of fluids.....the intestines and bowel really has the raw end of the deal in her world....not only does it have all that shit to deal with but it does it entirely unacknowledged with credit given elsewhere.....



"Emily Burlingame - posted on 04/02/2009

My son was almost 10 pounds when he was born, and no I never felt the need to ruin his digestive system by giving him solids too early. He never went hungry, and gained weight at a normal pace. It is harmful because a 3 month old infants kidney isnt developed enough to handle all that extra solid waste. They still have an open gut, and giving solids too early increases the risk of childhood obesity and food allergies. My son was put on solids at 6 months. He is 14 months old now, and a GREAT eater. I dont know where you heard that nonsense, but personally i put facts over old wives tales."

Stephanie - posted on 04/01/2012

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My son's doctor told me to start my son on veggies at his 4 month check up last week.

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Thank you :-) I was really surprised to find a troll on here, I can tell you. But if you don't feed them they usually go away.

Michelle - posted on 04/04/2009

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Quoting Victoria:



Quoting Emily:

Yeah....okay then. I'm going to believe some internet stranger that my schooling has been WRONG all along. Who the fuck cares what they call it where you're from? I didnt know there was an OFFICIAL name. It's called a multitude of things, depending on the type of field you go into.
But anyways. It's 11:15pm here and I am le tired. So goodnight internet moron. It was fun :)





  OMG seriously, this is the second board today that I've seen you getting all crazy with people.  This is supposed to be helpful not "I know everything about everything and everyone else is an idiot."






I am with you there. Emily gets off on calling everyone names and calling them bad moms. You will see that all over the place. She is a young 22 yr old mom who thinks she knows everything. I just hope she will grow up some day because she isnt setting the best example for her son.

Michelle - posted on 04/04/2009

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I would suggest doing whatever your gut instincts are and if you feel comfortable with what your pedi suggests. I know I started my little girl on cereal around 3 1/2 months on cereal through a feeder bottle (not the nipple part but the spoon part because I wanted her to start working with eating with a spoon). Also started her on all her other foods anywhere between 1-3 weeks earlier and that was because she showed signs of being ready. I would recommend giving new foods atleast 7-10 days each food to see if any allergies happen to appear. And if you do give cereal start with single grain. My little one never made it to the multi grained cereal because she stopped eating cereal around 10-11 months. I would also getting a second opinion if you are still iffy. Try calling into the health dept or wic dept. they are trained professionals in your state. Because information varies state by state. I know that California encourages to only feed your baby breastmilk or formula till they turn one in age. Then to try them on cereal and other solid baby foods. I only know about California because I have 3 friends that live there with children younger than my 14 month old. And the other has a 6 yr old. Now in Missouri they suggest starting them on single grain cereal at 4 months and to start other solids around 5-6 months. And again I did start my little on alittle early with the first stage of baby food because I was having a really hard time with getting her to eat with a spoon. She would even fight the feeder spoon so I quit using that. I started her on solids at 4 months. My idea come to me when I got alittle frustrated with fighting her night after night with the spoon and cereal. I decided to try some green beans, and as soon as I stuck that spoon in her mouth she started eating the green beans with a spoon as if she had been eating with a spoon all her life. The next morning I tried with the cereal again and she ate the same way she did with the green beans and then I just kept on going with the food. But I am sure Emily Burlingame will tell you different because she seems to think she is ooh soo smart about everything just because she went to school for 4 yrs and all but still she cant seem to get it through her thick young little head of her that she is in a different state and that states vary. She has already done to another mom a couple of days ago in the group of young mothers 20-25/30. She got off on calling everyone who argued with her stupid and bad mothers because they listened to their child and did what they thought was best for them. So please watch out for her, I am not trying to be hateful - I just want to fair warn everybody now. That she is that way and gets really rude. And yes, some mothers do agree with her and that is perfectly fine but she needs to find another way of putting her information out there without sounding egotistical along with throwing her education out there. She is not a real doctor or nutrionist. And I can already see she has already started this on this thread with calling some one a smart ass. To the mother originally asking this question, please go with your gut or with your pedi's advice. I wish you the best of luck and also if you do start your little one on solids and if you also decide to wait you will want to start with a color (the greens, yellows or oranges) and finish that color all the way through before you start another. It makes it easier on the little one. Again best of luck to you and your little one and I hope this helps you on your decision.

Victoria - posted on 04/04/2009

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Quoting Emily:

Yeah....okay then. I'm going to believe some internet stranger that my schooling has been WRONG all along. Who the fuck cares what they call it where you're from? I didnt know there was an OFFICIAL name. It's called a multitude of things, depending on the type of field you go into.
But anyways. It's 11:15pm here and I am le tired. So goodnight internet moron. It was fun :)


  OMG seriously, this is the second board today that I've seen you getting all crazy with people.  This is supposed to be helpful not "I know everything about everything and everyone else is an idiot."

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My first Logan had reflux really bad. He hated the medicine and wouldn't eat when I put it in his formula. The doctor also suggested adding Rice cereal to "thicken" the milk so that he could keep it down. It worked wonders. We no longer had to give him the medicine. He was a much happier baby. He started on stage 1 jar food at 3 1/2 months. My second child was the opposite. He was healthy and couldn't get enough to eat. He was eating 4-6 ounces every 3-4 hours when he was only a few weeks old. We used the cereal this time to help sustain him. The cereal just allowed him to feel fuller longer. Kaleb was 4 weeks early and weighed 8lbs. He was a big baby and still is. He turns 2 in June and is already 3 feet tall. He ate jar food at 3 months as well. The one thing my doctor told me is the way they take the spoon. The child has to be able to do the tongue motion. Its hard to explain. The best thing to do is talk with your doctor. Just go with the flow. Watch how she reacts and does. No two kids are the same. Trust me I know. My boys are completely and totally different in every way.Good Luck.

Victoria - posted on 04/04/2009

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My son started on baby food right around 4 1/2 months.  He would never eat the baby cereal even if we mixed fruit or vegetable in it and the Dr said that was fine.  I never put cereal in his bottle.

Tammy - posted on 04/04/2009

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when my 1st was 3 mos we started giving him rice cereal then around 4-5 mos we started with apples then bananas since almost nobody is allergic to them. From there we started introducing the veggies(green 1st as less taste) spaced 3-4 days apart to watch for allergies then on to yellow/orange veg(sweet pot last as they like the sugar) then fruits if you do fruits first they won't like the veggies as no natural sugar

Margaret - posted on 04/04/2009

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yes it is as much about them learning to eat and learning how to handle food and developing the muscles correctly in order to do so, as it is about nutrician

Tina - posted on 04/04/2009

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I started at 4 months maybe 4 1/2 with rice cereal in a bowl. Now he is 6 mnths old and he gets rice cereal mixed with gerber food stage 1. he loves it! :)  Just dont put rice cereal in a bottle, I made the mistake of doing that and was told its not a good thing to do since you want to have your baby learn to eat with a spoon. Good luck!

Margaret - posted on 04/04/2009

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the actual age RECOMMENDED by the nursing mothers association of australia AND HEINZ AND EVERY FRIGGEN AUSTRALIAN INFANTS SUPPORT GROUP IS IN FACT 4-6 MONTHS no later than that it will actually delay their development, if you leave it later than that it actually effects the development of their jaw and teeth, it effects the health of their gums because by 6 month there should be the introduction of solid solids rusks etc it is NECESSARY, and these ages are the LATEST to start

Margaret - posted on 04/04/2009

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look th ACTUAL text books say not to give children under 6 months EGGS as it can produce allergies in children NOT FOOD



 



the TEXT BOOKS also state not to give children under 5 NUTS as it can also trigger allergies



there are SPECIFIC foods not to feed them due to allergies at particular ages NOT FOOD N GENERAL 



sheesh that is why rice cereal is used, it is the LEAST likely to trigger food allergies in infants

Shawna - posted on 04/04/2009

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Well I couldn't tell you why your child has food allergies. All I'm saying is NO child should start food at 2-4 WEEKS of age! Its just plain crazy! I'm not trying to argue about this, as it seems everyone else has been doing enough of that, if you have children you should KNOW that babies go through growth spurts and are going to eat a lot at those times. Yeah they may "recommend" that you start at 6 months, but seriously 2-4 weeks! I'm sure I can sit here and throw statistic after statistic out but I'm not because I'm sure you and everyone else know them, they "recommend" it for a reason!

Margaret - posted on 04/04/2009

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the milk was not plenty the doctor even suggested it, look if you fools want to just raise your babies according to AMERICAN standards which are excessive ages for everything compared to the rest of the world do it,



 



but my kids are physically healthy and thriving. and even the midwives admitted after her exam that it had been the right thing to do, they admitted it was what she had needed and that she was healthy and developing well, and had no adverse effect

Margaret - posted on 04/04/2009

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these babies you are hysterical over, well I know mine was feeding for over 19 hours a day solid and was exhausted from lack of sleep from spending that time feeding rather than sleeping, NOT ALL BABIES ARE THE SAME

Tamara - posted on 04/04/2009

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Quoting Margaret:



my babies all varied, one was 3 months one was 4 weeks  another was 4 months, at 4 weeks my eldest  started with a teaspoon of rice cereal twice a day, barely even that.






 






the midwives FREAKED when they found out at 8 weeks she had been on solids for 4 weeks already lol  they said but but but she isnt mature enough to process it, BS my baby was 18 days late she had been feeding CONSTANTLY for 5 days and was ALWAYS hungry, my milk production was not the problem there was plenty of that she was hungry it just was not enough.






every baby is different if it means the difference between a stressed starving baby and a happy baby do it, start with only very very very little and then work up, even if you make it basically into a thick thick liquid, always watch their stool and behaviour for signs of constipation and regularity because binding them up is the risk if you start early, but for some babies its what they need





I can't blame your midwives for freaking out for putting your child on solids at 4 weeks with out any medical indication for it.  At 4 weeks is a GROWTH SPURT.  At that point, they need to nurse nurse nurse.  Your milk was plenty, you just didn't realize it.

Margaret - posted on 04/04/2009

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thats a guess and recommendation there is no study in existence which conclusively proves this, in fact all the recommendations health care workers make are recommendations only they have never actually proven such is the case and even the recommendations frequently change as they realise it actually hasn't changed the statistics of frequency in the population over time,



my ONLY child with allergies is the one who started on solids late, how do you explain that?



and I hav chronic illness and conditions, my two girls on solids early are the healthiest of my 3 children.

Shawna - posted on 04/04/2009

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I don't understand why people are starting their babies on solids at 2 and 3 WEEK of age!! It's just not right, they just came out of the womb and their little bodies are NOT ready for it! Yeah I understand they are babies and are hungry but at that age they SHOULD still be getting up every 2-3 hours to feed, just get up and feed them! I have 4 kids and I did it, I may have been sleep deprived for awhile but none of my kids have eating problems or digestive problems for feeding them so early! They (doctors) put time limits on those kinds of things for a reason.

Margaret - posted on 04/04/2009

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my babies all varied, one was 3 months one was 4 weeks  another was 4 months, at 4 weeks my eldest  started with a teaspoon of rice cereal twice a day, barely even that.



 



the midwives FREAKED when they found out at 8 weeks she had been on solids for 4 weeks already lol  they said but but but she isnt mature enough to process it, BS my baby was 18 days late she had been feeding CONSTANTLY for 5 days and was ALWAYS hungry, my milk production was not the problem there was plenty of that she was hungry it just was not enough.



every baby is different if it means the difference between a stressed starving baby and a happy baby do it, start with only very very very little and then work up, even if you make it basically into a thick thick liquid, always watch their stool and behaviour for signs of constipation and regularity because binding them up is the risk if you start early, but for some babies its what they need

Tamara - posted on 04/03/2009

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Quoting Sarah:



I started my son with cereal at 6 weeks and my daughter at 2 weeks.  They were both eating like little piggies!  When it came to solids, I went by the doctors orders and started them both at 4 months. 





um....  cereal IS a solid.

Sarah - posted on 04/03/2009

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I started my son with cereal at 6 weeks and my daughter at 2 weeks.  They were both eating like little piggies!  When it came to solids, I went by the doctors orders and started them both at 4 months. 

Debra - posted on 04/03/2009

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If you are breastfeeding, it is advisable to wait until 6 months. 4 months is the earliest recommended age to start with cereal. Your baby should be showing some interest-  getting excited to see you eat or reaching for your food and should also have lost their tongue- thrust reflex. This is an automatic thrust of the tongue that occurs when an item is put in babies mouth and is designed to protect them from foods or items that can harm them.



Start with a rice cereal or another stage one grain- 1 tsp once a day and work your way up to 8 tbsp a day (by 7-9 months and several feedings).  Rice cereal is often constipating (i found nestle worse than heinz) and you can try another grain- like quinoa. Ideally you should be using a iron fortified cereal by 6 months- which is when their iron stores they absorbed from you (inutero) supposedly start to decrease.  Add fruits and veggies starting around 6 months and try a new food every 3 days or so.  If you or your husband have any food allergies, asthma or hayfever etc, ask your health authority or doc (or google) about foods that may be more allergenic than others that you might want to hold off introducing until 7-9 months or so.  Start meats once you have a good handle on the fruits/veggies department around 7/8 months. Lamb is a good meat to start with as its the easiest to digest.  Don't be afraid to make it lumpy or give her soft foods and fruits etc to learn on. Finger foods are great and teaches baby to feed themselves (your ultimate goal) and dexterity.  I started with cherios and blueberries by 7 months.



a great tool for what and when etc to feed your baby/ toddler:



http://www.hls.gov.bc.ca/children/initia...



go to the section on 'healthy eating for your toddler'

Leslie - posted on 04/03/2009

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Start with rice cereal at 4 months... mix it very thin.  You can start giving baby food (veggies and fruits) at 6 months.  Only add new foods one at a time and feed it three days in a row so you can check for allergic reactions.  Get the book "What to Expect: The First Year".  This is an excellent reference for all things baby!

Amber - posted on 04/03/2009

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usually between 4 & 6 months. and when they are able to do the following: sit w/little support, hold my head steady, stop pushing my tongue out when my lips are touched, show i want food by opening my mouth. my nutritionist gave me this info

Audrey - posted on 04/03/2009

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I have 2 children and babysit and am shocked at the amount of people that ask me to do things I know is not right when it comes to feeding infants.  That being said I know things have changed somewhat since my youngest started baby food but not by much.



I started both of my boys on the infant rice at 4 mo in the morning at their 2nd feeding of the day. At the 1st feeding I noticed they were just too hungry from not eating throught the night that they didn't want to do anything but suck down a bottle. After about a 2 weeks of breakfast rice I moved on to a dinner rice serving. I waited to see that their belly adjusted to the change b/c nothing is worse than a constipated baby. After a week or 2 of 2 servings a day I added fruit to breakfast. If you have been told to start veggies first that 's fine just start at dinner. That makes them 5mo old before starting any real jar food. After a month of that I added vegetables at dinner feeding. That makes baby 6 mo old. When adding food to the diet wait 2-3 day before introducing new foods to make sure baby has no allergic reations to a food. If you don't wait you will have no idea which food it was that caused the reaction. Some parents stop rice after they start food but I didn't. I made the same amount of rice and added 1/2 jar of food to it. When the boys were 8 mo I moved to stage 2 jar food and at 10 mo I moved to stage 3 at 12 mo we started Graduates and some table food. My boys cut teeth very late and this diet worked well with us. I know some parents think just b/c a 4mo old has 2 teeth they can throw them some Cheerios and I think that is crazy! It isn't just what they can eat but also what can they digest. I moved at a slow pace to make sure we had as little somach problems as possible. I started wth lightest foods and moved towards darker foods as my ped. recomended and gave things to my children that I don't even eat. If your lil' one get a constipated give 1oz prune juice diluted w 1 oz water. Babies can start diluted juice at 6 mo from a starter sippy cup. And they love it! So don't let them have too much cuz you will regret it at diaper time.

Shawna - posted on 04/03/2009

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I'm a mother of 4 and I was told with all of my children that if you start before 6 months of age they are more likely to get food allergies.

Maggie - posted on 04/03/2009

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i started giving daughter cereal at 3 months and then went to jarred food at 6 months. she loved sweet potatoes and fruits when she was that young. if you are still unsure i would talk to your doctor.

Christina - posted on 04/03/2009

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I started giving my daughter milk with cereal when she turned 3 months. She wasn't getting full with just milk so i added cereal. She was pleased!! I started the food at about 4 months. I gave her something new once a week so that i can see if she was allergic to anything and if she was i would be able to tell which foods it was.

~Jennifer - posted on 04/03/2009

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Quoting Kate:



And for the record, I'd suggest that you look beyond the filthy language and squalid behavior to see what is of value.






Just a Grandma's opinion. I've seen plenty of trash - but I've never talked to it.





I think I like you.



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Diane - posted on 04/03/2009

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i stared givng my oldest baby food at 2 months and my youngest at just 4 wees it ll depends on how ungry your baby is ad if the babys milk isnt satifying them baby food is your answer but i wouldnt advice putting the baby food in the bottle i spoon fed them rather than put it in the bottle

hope this helps

Joanne - posted on 04/02/2009

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  Mum's come on this site to ask questions and see how other mothers tackel the sittuation.  So if you dont have anything nice to say how about we all keep our oppinions to our selfs!!! This is surpose to be a sit to help mothers out not to sort out a pecking order on who is right and whos wrong. For goodness sack you are mothers so start setting a good example for your children to follow.

Meghan - posted on 04/02/2009

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I started my oldest one on cereal at 4 months, and then baby food at 6 months. She loved it!!

Erin - posted on 04/02/2009

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my son is 7 weeks old and we started him on rice cereal only at bedtime at 5 weeks old his pediatrician was not happy with us but it doesnt harm him, i give him about a half a tablespoon mixed with formula and a splash of whole milk he gets that around 1130pm and he is out till about 730 or 8 the next morning, i am going to start with fruits when he is about 3 months old

Erin - posted on 04/02/2009

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my son is 7 weeks old and we started him on rice cereal only at bedtime at 5 weeks old his pediatrician was not happy with us but it doesnt harm him, i give him about a half a tablespoon mixed with formula and a splash of whole milk he gets that around 1130pm and he is out till about 730 or 8 the next morning, i am going to start with fruits when he is about 3 months old

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And for the record, I'd suggest that you look beyond the filthy language and squalid behavior to see what is of value.



Just a Grandma's opinion. I've seen plenty of trash - but I've never talked to it.

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As soon as your baby is wanting to nurse/waking at less than three hours you need to provide more. A rice or oatmeal cereal, watered down with breast milk is the best way to introduce it to your baby.



One of my children was fine on breast milk alone for 9 months while one was on cereal in 10 weeks.  If your breast milk can't carry your baby for three hours - it's time to introduce something additional :-)

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Quoting Emily:

Yeah....okay then. I'm going to believe some internet stranger that my schooling has been WRONG all along. Who the fuck cares what they call it where you're from? I didnt know there was an OFFICIAL name. It's called a multitude of things, depending on the type of field you go into.
But anyways. It's 11:15pm here and I am le tired. So goodnight internet moron. It was fun :)



I seriously suggest that you learn how to speak to people using a little thing called tact with a healthy dose of respect thrown in for good measure. Othewise it will not matter how long you stay in school or what your course of study is or ultimately what degree you end up with. No one will want to listen to you. It truly is a shame because I assume that eventually you want to be in a position to help people and not waste the education you worked so hard to obtain. If this is the manner in which you plan to speak to patients, I suggest you explore another career path. Obviously you are not a "people person."

Margie - posted on 04/02/2009

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Quoting Emily:

Psychology also didnt teach me common sense, you know. Common sense came to me when I was about 8 years old. You should look into gaining some common sense. But you know what DID teach me about nutrition? Pediatrics. Yeah.

Oh my god, eight years you say!? THAT MAN IS A KING. HE MUST KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYTHING. Obviously, since he was telling you to give your teeny tiny infant solids. I mean...phew...how much smarter can one man get!?



I am not going to continue to go back and forth with you.  You are just a young immature person with a potty mouth which I also hope your child does not develop.  But I do have to say I have never heard of a school that actually has a degree called childhood psychology/pediatrics.  Those are two different fields.  One can go into pediatrics through nursing or medical school or maybe get a degree in child development.  I don't believe you are going to school anyway.  If you were really going, you would know the proper names of the degrees and the fields you are pursuing but it doesn't matter.  I actually got my master's degree before having a baby but that doe not matter either.  You just continue to raise your baby as you see fit and once again I will follow the advice of someone with a real education that actually has a MD in pediatrics. 

Emily - posted on 04/02/2009

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Yeah....okay then. I'm going to believe some internet stranger that my schooling has been WRONG all along. Who the fuck cares what they call it where you're from? I didnt know there was an OFFICIAL name. It's called a multitude of things, depending on the type of field you go into.
But anyways. It's 11:15pm here and I am le tired. So goodnight internet moron. It was fun :)

Nicola - posted on 04/02/2009

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I started my son on food when he started grabbing food off my plate at dinner and cramming it in his mouth this was at 3.5 months i think it totally depends on yor child recomendations can be useful but don't always apply to every child my daughter is the total opposite of my son and didnt want solid food till she was 8 ish months although we regularly offered her a variety of pureed food from 6 months and i was really lucky as i had so much milk there was more likely to be too much than too little.

Emily - posted on 04/02/2009

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Psychology also didnt teach me common sense, you know. Common sense came to me when I was about 8 years old. You should look into gaining some common sense. But you know what DID teach me about nutrition? Pediatrics. Yeah.

Oh my god, eight years you say!? THAT MAN IS A KING. HE MUST KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYTHING. Obviously, since he was telling you to give your teeny tiny infant solids. I mean...phew...how much smarter can one man get!?

Emily - posted on 04/02/2009

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Quoting Margie:



Quoting Emily:




Quoting Margie:





Quoting Emily:

My son was almost 10 pounds when he was born, and no I never felt the need to ruin his digestive system by giving him solids too early. He never went hungry, and gained weight at a normal pace. It is harmful because a 3 month old infants kidney isnt developed enough to handle all that extra solid waste. They still have an open gut, and giving solids too early increases the risk of childhood obesity and food allergies. My son was put on solids at 6 months. He is 14 months old now, and a GREAT eater. I dont know where you heard that nonsense, but personally i put facts over old wives tales.










My pediatrician, who is a member of the AAP and has been in the field for over 15 years, put my daughter on cereal at 2 months and on fruits and vegetables at 4 months.   So since he actually has an MD, I am following his schedule. My daughter is doing great on solids.  My suggestion to the original poster would be to follow the advice of your child's medical provider. 












 








 








Good for you. Get a new pediatrician. The AAP doesnt reccomend solid foods before 6 months. For a good reason too.









You actually should read the website before you post or quote the site.  It reads as follows:  "Most babies are ready to eat solid foods at 4 to 6 months of age".  Here is the link -






 http://www.aap.org/publiced/BR_Solids.ht...












And while you are there you should also read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page Ms. Internet, MD.  But just in case you cannot read it, I will post it right here for you. 












The information contained in this publication should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.












How dare you insult mothers on how they care for their children.  What are you a 20 something year old first time mother?  You are not an expert nor did you go to school to be a doctor of pediactrics.  Good for you on the method you chose for your child.  Let's just all hope your child does not grow up to have your attitude; that would be tragic.





LOL. How little you know me. I have been in school for over 4 years majoring in childhood psychology/pediatrics. That one came back and slapped you in the face didnt it, smart ass?
It's FACTS that I go by. Not "omg mah babiez hungry he's crying all the time" bullshit. But hey, if thats your life... good for you?

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Quoting Emily:



Quoting Margie:




Quoting Emily:

My son was almost 10 pounds when he was born, and no I never felt the need to ruin his digestive system by giving him solids too early. He never went hungry, and gained weight at a normal pace. It is harmful because a 3 month old infants kidney isnt developed enough to handle all that extra solid waste. They still have an open gut, and giving solids too early increases the risk of childhood obesity and food allergies. My son was put on solids at 6 months. He is 14 months old now, and a GREAT eater. I dont know where you heard that nonsense, but personally i put facts over old wives tales.








My pediatrician, who is a member of the AAP and has been in the field for over 15 years, put my daughter on cereal at 2 months and on fruits and vegetables at 4 months.   So since he actually has an MD, I am following his schedule. My daughter is doing great on solids.  My suggestion to the original poster would be to follow the advice of your child's medical provider. 









 






 






Good for you. Get a new pediatrician. The AAP doesnt reccomend solid foods before 6 months. For a good reason too.





You actually should read the website before you post or quote the site.  It reads as follows:  "Most babies are ready to eat solid foods at 4 to 6 months of age".  Here is the link -



 






And while you are there you should also read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page Ms. Internet, MD.  But just in case you cannot read it, I will post it right here for you. 






The information contained in this publication should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.






How dare you insult mothers on how they care for their children.  What are you a 20 something year old first time mother?  You are not an expert nor did you go to school to be a doctor of pediactrics.  Good for you on the method you chose for your child.  Let's just all hope your child does not grow up to have your attitude; that would be tragic.

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LOL. How little you know me. I have been in school for over 4 years majoring in childhood psychology/pediatrics. That one came back and slapped you in the face didnt it, smart ass?
It's FACTS that I go by. Not "omg mah babiez hungry he's crying all the time" bullshit. But hey, if thats your life... good for you?

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Post a reply! its up to you as soon as your baby has some teeth go for it my daughter is having potatos and try some of those bitter biscutis see how are baby does with that you know what your baby needs hope i helped you

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Quoting Margie:



Quoting Emily:

My son was almost 10 pounds when he was born, and no I never felt the need to ruin his digestive system by giving him solids too early. He never went hungry, and gained weight at a normal pace. It is harmful because a 3 month old infants kidney isnt developed enough to handle all that extra solid waste. They still have an open gut, and giving solids too early increases the risk of childhood obesity and food allergies. My son was put on solids at 6 months. He is 14 months old now, and a GREAT eater. I dont know where you heard that nonsense, but personally i put facts over old wives tales.






My pediatrician, who is a member of the AAP and has been in the field for over 15 years, put my daughter on cereal at 2 months and on fruits and vegetables at 4 months.   So since he actually has an MD, I am following his schedule. My daughter is doing great on solids.  My suggestion to the original poster would be to follow the advice of your child's medical provider. 





 



 



Good for you. Get a new pediatrician. The AAP doesnt reccomend solid foods before 6 months. For a good reason too.

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My daughter was 11lbs 3 oz so she always ate more than normal but I started her on pablum at 3 months.

Margie - posted on 04/02/2009

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Quoting Emily:

My son was almost 10 pounds when he was born, and no I never felt the need to ruin his digestive system by giving him solids too early. He never went hungry, and gained weight at a normal pace. It is harmful because a 3 month old infants kidney isnt developed enough to handle all that extra solid waste. They still have an open gut, and giving solids too early increases the risk of childhood obesity and food allergies. My son was put on solids at 6 months. He is 14 months old now, and a GREAT eater. I dont know where you heard that nonsense, but personally i put facts over old wives tales.



My pediatrician, who is a member of the AAP and has been in the field for over 15 years, put my daughter on cereal at 2 months and on fruits and vegetables at 4 months.   So since he actually has an MD, I am following his schedule. My daughter is doing great on solids.  My suggestion to the original poster would be to follow the advice of your child's medical provider. 

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