my kid is 2 months should i feed her fruit yet?
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Stephanie - posted on 11/19/2009
i would not they tell you to give either breast milk or formula till they are 4-6 months old then slowly introduce baby cereal they suggest rice cereal cause babies tummys tolerate it better. i mixed 2 scoops of cereal and 3 scoops of formula in 6oz of water at first. my friend gave her son food to early now he throws up just about everything.
Sara - posted on 11/19/2009
I haven't read all the replies, so I apologize if I'm repeating what others have said. But all of your baby's nutrition should come from breastmilk or formula for most of the first year of life. A baby's digestive system is designed for breastmilk, and it is not mature enough to handle other foods safely until 6 months. Even when solids are started at 4-6 months, they should be considered for learning only, not as a source of nutrition. Ounce for ounce, feeding solids (cereals, fruits, veggies, whatever) is of very little nutritional value to your infant - fewer calories, and your baby doesn't have the digestive enzymes to digest and utilize what nutrients are there. If your infant is still acting hungry: nurse more, or offer more formula. BreastMilk and/or Formula have fat, protein, carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and everything your baby needs.
Kylie - posted on 11/16/2009
probably still too little for fruit, but mostly everyone has already told you that. I just wanted to say, PLEASE don't listen to Tina Harris!! Starting to feed your baby solids from day dot is absolutely ridiculous and very irresponsible....
Marcella - posted on 11/13/2009
I wouldn't personal give any sort of solids this early, but if you fell your baba is more hungrier you can get baby milk that is designed for hungrier baba's.
Both my son's where hungrier babies (Cairns feeding every 2-3 Hours) but I persevered with it and found a fantastic nilk from cow and gate called omnio. (UK Brand). Trial and error is the key to satisfying a baba on milk.
Luciana - posted on 11/12/2009
I hope your kidding,,, The answer is NO for many reasons like the baby could choke!!! Or have an allergic reaction, Please for the life of your child dont. The baby is sooo young there will be plenty of time for that. Plus you might have noticed that your baby might choke just by drinking formula/breast milk.... this is because they still arent use to swallowing and stopping deal. My baby just turned 3 months and i wouldnt. If your worried about the baby not eating enough give your kid an extra ounce of milk. Wait till the baby is 4-6 months and even then start with rice or cereal...
From, very worried parent
Leona - posted on 11/11/2009
No. The tongue push reflex will still be very strong and she could choke. Besides which, her digestive system is far too immature to cope with anything other than breastmilk or formula. You run a very real risk of giving her life-long digestive problems and/or allergies if you introduce any solid food before 17 weeks.
Janna - posted on 11/11/2009
At 2 months I would say no. Your child's digestive system is not developed enough yet to handle any solid foods, just milk. If he/she is really showing an interest in a particular fruit you could try letting them have a taste (as in a tiny bit of the fruit pureed on the end of your fingertip, but not a whole spoonful). Otherwise wait until 4 months old to start introducing pureed solids. Good luck.
Lacey - posted on 11/10/2009
I would probably wait just a bit longer... for fruit. My littlest one is 5 months and I started feeding her just plain rice cerial with a little formula mixed in with it. She was only 3 1/2 months, but she sat at the table with us at dinner time and acted like shewanted to eat too. I just gave her a tablespoon full a evening when we had dinner. Then when she was 4 1/2 months we started veggies. Our Dr said that if you start veggies 1st they are more likely to like those as they grow up. He also said to start one and feed the same one for 4 or 5 days at a time so they can get used to it. We are up to carrots, sweet potatoes, sqash (her fav) Peas, Green beans.
Hope this helps
Maria - posted on 11/10/2009
no, solids should not be introduced to your little one before 4 months...
you should start with baby cereal and gradually start on other solids from there...my son has been eating baby cereal since 4 months...(some banana as well) and now at 5 months and 3 weeks will start other forms of baby food...
Shasta - posted on 11/10/2009
everyone gets told not to until they are older like a yr. they say oatmeal and other mushy baby food cereals first at like 6 months. My kids were monsters and bottles were never enough. Just feel it out with your own kids. I would recommed that you rinse the mouth out afterwards with water or a bottle.
Danielle - posted on 11/10/2009
I would say NO just on my experience with fruit. Fruit can be acidy and when they are that little that can really cause problems. It can make there already runny poop even runnier and the acid in the fruit will come out in the poop which will cause one hell of a rash on there little bumm! Its just a miserable thing for you and them.
Susan - posted on 11/10/2009
4 months is when you introduce solids but not solid fruit, you need to get jars from the shop which tell you what age they can fed to and then it increases in what you can feed them. You can get a food processor and try processing fruit for them after 4 months but you need to talk to your health visitor who will advise you what to do.
Jennifer - posted on 11/10/2009
You are exposed to wait at least 3 to 5 days between introducing new foods to see if they have an allergy to it
I had my baby on the bottle till she was five months old, then started some cerelac rice and two weeks later, what we call moong dal in India (soft lentils basically). She also seems to like the rice and veggies pre-mix. Just don't start new things together. Give her tummy time to adjust to different foods and tastes. Two weeks also gives you enough time to know whether she likes something or not, or whether she reacts badly to something.
Mandy - posted on 11/09/2009
Please, no! If you give her certain foods too early she can develop allergies to them. Between 4-6months you can give her Oatmeal or Rice Cereal. You want to start off slow, by just giving it to her once a day. If everything goes smoothly you can increase her amount throughout the day based on her need for something a little more then formula or breast milk. After a couple of weeks you can start with Stage 1 baby food. Once she's had all the little jars in stage one, if you want, you can go to Stage 2 (not necessary right away though), and so on. It should be slowly to ease her digestive system into it. Most importantly though, you need to talk to her pediatrician B4 you move on to Cereal & baby food, and then speak to her pediatrician again before solid food is given. Always ask "is there anything she shouldn't have?" ....No peanut better, honey, strawberries, chocolate, certain types of fish, eggs before one year. I may have missed some, but your pediatrician won't. :) Good luck Mommy :)
Marty - posted on 11/09/2009
I had to start cereal in the formula at 3 wks, but was told by DR that their intestines are not developed and ready to digest anything else untill about 4 months. Some will tell you 6 months, but my little man did great at 4!
Jennifer - posted on 11/09/2009
i have a friend that is doing this right now but her little girl is not digesting the food right. i would start with rice cerals first and then work my way up to veggies. so threy dont want the sweet foods.
Yvonne - posted on 11/09/2009
I didn't give my children any solids until 6 months. Doctors don't usually start with fruits, just because they are sweet. Your child will want sweets and not veggies. I started my children with rice cereal, it is bland and not too rough on your baby's tummy. If you really think your child needs food, then ask you doctor and sometimes they let you start sooner.
Ana - posted on 11/09/2009
Hi Jessica! 2 months is far too young to start with any kind of food. Back here we start giving our babies at the earliest aroung 3,5 - 4 months. Fruit that is kind to the tummy would be banana mushed up and no more than the size of the babys fingernail the first time. Gradually one increases when one sees that it´s appreciated and no tummy pains. All red fruits and vegetables are to be avoided at least till the age of 6 months. Honey and eggs not before they´re a year. That because of allergies. Hope my answer helps!! Regards from Sweden!!
Tina - posted on 11/09/2009
It is too early for that, but when your baby reaches 6 months, it is better and then start on her on small amounts of pureed banana or apple, but little bits at a time, and try and do it yourself...much more love goes into it :-)
Desiree - posted on 11/09/2009
All Doctors recommend you wait until they develop a stronger digesting system. I started mixing baby food with the formula when my baby was about four months old. He did great! My sugestion is wait a little. :)
Natasha - posted on 11/08/2009
My little just turned 2months and I've been squirting the juice from grapes in his mouth...his bowels are still the same and it's not interfering with me breastfeeding him. What works for one persons child may not work for another so try it out!
Jennifer - posted on 11/08/2009
i wouldn't because her digestive tract isn't fully developed and fruit can be a highly allergic food......start with rice cereal when there are signs baby is ready for food. My daughter started eating rice cereal at 5 months.
Wendy - posted on 11/08/2009
No fruit yet!!! Just cereal, veggies and meat!! Been there done that and it is not a good thing. Once they get they sweet tast they do not want the foods that are good for them. Fruit is always the last thing you give them. Trust me. I am of course from the old school.
Natalia - posted on 11/08/2009
HI bit young yet I think u are meant to wait till about 4 months.
They will get a bit of a bad tummy I think you should try some rice cereal first.
something nice and gentle on their sensitive tumm.
Hope this is useful
Dana - posted on 11/07/2009
I wouldnt start with fruit. I would start with vegies. The ones yellow in color except sweet potatoes. If you start with fruit the aquire the sweet taste and then hard to get them to try the vegies because they are not as sweet. 2 months is a little young. Your baby, you know what she is ready for. Sweet potatoes might give her gas pains. Good luck with whatever your decision is!
Judy - posted on 11/07/2009
Sometimes mother knows best - more so than the pediatrician. My son was hungry all the time by 2 months old. The bottle didn't keep him full longer than an hour or so and he cried all the time. We started giving him tiny amounts of rice cereal and it helped. He's now 14 years old and almost as tall as his father so I don't think it hurt him any. ;-)
If your baby is hungry start with rice cereal first, not fruit. You need to introduce solids very slowly to make sure her belly can handle it.
Ashley - posted on 11/07/2009
You should ALWAYS check with your doctor. You should start with cereal when you child shows signs of being ready to eat: chewing, eyeing your food, and not being held over by formula alone oh and also being able to sit up while being assisted but for the most part be able to hold their head up. Even at that your baby should get all of it's nutrients fr. formula. Cereal is not meant for nutrition it is meant as a way to train your baby to eat. It is a myth that feeding your baby cereal at night will help them sleep through the night. You should start with yellow veggies first then the greens or fruit...Nobody should be giving a baby solids of any kind before 3 months....there is no reason for it and it can make a baby very sick as well as kick start allergies....check out this web site it has a lot of useful info. and much of it from professionals www.babycenter.com
Rebecca - posted on 11/07/2009
oh yeah and formula or breast milk should still be their main way of getting the nutrients they need even at 6-12 mo they should drink about 20-26oz of formula or breast milk a day if it gets to low when you do start food you need to cut back on solids
Rebecca - posted on 11/07/2009
like most have said usually 4mo you start rice cereal (i would finish the big box ) then move to oatmeal cereal. and it is recomended to start with veggies first one at a time not only is this good for determining food allergies but babies have to develop a taste for foods so something they may not seem to like at first because it is new when given over and over they will like it this will not work for all foods my 8 mo old doesnt like plain bananas but it will work for a lot of them