how old was child when he/her started eating solids?

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Gina - posted on 06/15/2009

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Quoting Justine:

Some people here need to reread their baby books! You are supposed to start them on rice cereal at 6 months or later, and wait at least a week before introducing the next thing so you know whether or not they have an allergy. Sometimes it can take that long for an allergy to become apparent. Do not feed them cereal out of a bottle, it needs to be out of a bowl. Introduce vegetables before fruits because if you give them fruit first they will not eat vegetables or meat, they will only want the sweet fruit.


During my pregancy I was constantly asking my doctor questions about things that I was learning in baby books, he told me not to believe everything they say because they are usually just people's ideas and beliefs and most of them don't actually have research behind them. Plus, even the baby food places say that you can introduce cereal around  3 or 4 months. Check out the Beeachnut website.... You know they do research!!!! Also some babies need it earlier than others because sometimes the formula just doesn't fill them up..

Naomi - posted on 06/15/2009

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its not that big of a deal i don't think we need to act like teenagers and call each other names what one does with their family is up to them i am not commenting any more both of u should grow up and keep to their own

Sarah - posted on 06/13/2009

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Quoting Justine:

Some people here need to reread their baby books! You are supposed to start them on rice cereal at 6 months or later, and wait at least a week before introducing the next thing so you know whether or not they have an allergy. Sometimes it can take that long for an allergy to become apparent. Do not feed them cereal out of a bottle, it needs to be out of a bowl. Introduce vegetables before fruits because if you give them fruit first they will not eat vegetables or meat, they will only want the sweet fruit.



wow... i started my son on rice creal at 1 month... he is four monts now and is eating every kind of stage 1 baby food.. we started him on applesauce and bannas first (Dr said it was best because the sweet makes them want to take the spoon as opposed to just eating from a bottle) then we moved to veggies and he LOVES THEM... im pretty sure that i fed him cereal through a bottle too... the way i see it is that if a baby is going to choke, he/she is going to choke... it doesnt matter if its on milk, cereal in a bottle or their own spit... and if you are supervising your baby while they eat, nothing can happen that you wont be there to prevent... and you can say wait till six months for anything but formula/breast milk... but unless you are in that mothers shoes... making 10+ 8OZ. bottles a day... until you are spending 200$ a month on formula.. i dont want to hear it!! MOTHERS KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THIER CHILD!!!! for THEIR child... you dont know me and you dont know my child so unless you want to give ADVISE and not criticize how we raise OUR children, please SHUT UP!!!

Tara - posted on 06/12/2009

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You can feed your baby earlier than 6mths you dont have to follow the book. If your baby is hungry and milk isnt filling him/her up then of course give them some food. Some babies need it. I started mine at 4mths and they are fine. You have to make your own judgement. The book isnt alwasy right every baby is different

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Emma - posted on 08/10/2009

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Jamie was about 3 months old, I just felt he was ready and we had no problems with it. It actually helped with his gastric reflux

Jenni - posted on 08/10/2009

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both my girls didn't start till 5 months on the starter cereal, and baby vegetables at 6 months plus :) They do not have any health issues and are growing right on track :) Why do people put cereal into bottles?? why not just make it in a bowl.

Anne - posted on 06/22/2009

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My boy started on cereal at the age of 2 months and was eating purified luch and dinner meals by 3 months plus 2nd farley milk and then onto cows milk aged 10 months. he's not a big baby just a hungry baby.

Chloe - posted on 06/21/2009

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Quoting nichol:



Quoting Sarah:




Quoting Justine:

Some people here need to reread their baby books! You are supposed to start them on rice cereal at 6 months or later, and wait at least a week before introducing the next thing so you know whether or not they have an allergy. Sometimes it can take that long for an allergy to become apparent. Do not feed them cereal out of a bottle, it needs to be out of a bowl. Introduce vegetables before fruits because if you give them fruit first they will not eat vegetables or meat, they will only want the sweet fruit.








wow... i started my son on rice creal at 1 month... he is four monts now and is eating every kind of stage 1 baby food.. we started him on applesauce and bannas first (Dr said it was best because the sweet makes them want to take the spoon as opposed to just eating from a bottle) then we moved to veggies and he LOVES THEM... im pretty sure that i fed him cereal through a bottle too... the way i see it is that if a baby is going to choke, he/she is going to choke... it doesnt matter if its on milk, cereal in a bottle or their own spit... and if you are supervising your baby while they eat, nothing can happen that you wont be there to prevent... and you can say wait till six months for anything but formula/breast milk... but unless you are in that mothers shoes... making 10+ 8OZ. bottles a day... until you are spending 200$ a month on formula.. i dont want to hear it!! MOTHERS KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THIER CHILD!!!! for THEIR child... you dont know me and you dont know my child so unless you want to give ADVISE and not criticize how we raise OUR children, please SHUT UP!!!









dude do you want your baby to develop slowly.....?? and if you knew whats best you would know the signs of  developmental problems probably wont show until your kid is two or three. you should have given him formula for at least 4 months. i spend 200+ on formula but i would never complain about it because its going to benefit my little guy in the long run. MOTHERS SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR CHILD!!.....but obviously many dont





There is simply no need to say any of that if you do not like what some one is doing or saying move along.



 



My children started at



#1  3.5 months



#2 7.5 months

Jacquelyn - posted on 06/21/2009

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I started my son on solids at 9 months but he was a preemie so it was right for his adjusted age. And name calling isn't appropriate for this forum!
In my opinion i wouldn't give a child younger then 4 months solids, If he/she is a "hungry" baby then breastfeed more or bottle feed more or better yet talk to your doctor.

Natasha - posted on 06/19/2009

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My oldest was six months and my youngest is only 4 1/2 months so im going to wait until hes 6 months too.

Lin - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting Billie:

At 4 months old, my daughter was constantly nursing. I started her on baby rice cereal mixed with breast milk and fed it to her out of a bottle. Your going to need to cut the hole in the nipple bigger. I'm pretty sure they make special bottles for that.


 



They do make bottles with special nipples for that.  I'm not sure what brand or model name, since I was lucky enough to not have to consider them.  (But don't get me started on nipples - we made some not-so-good choices in regards to bottles and had a difficult time finding the bigger nipples we were supposed to use as our baby got older - Babies R Us had to put us on a friggin waiting list for these things LOL.  Needless to say, those bottles are reserved for measuring and for baby bottles for the kids' dolls.)

Allison - posted on 06/19/2009

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Jules has had rice cereal in her bottle since she was two months old. I started feeding her baby food at 3 1/2 months and now she only eats regular food (ie. cut up pieces of chicken, fish, thai food, veggies, fruit, etc.) since she was five months old. As long as the food isn't to chewy I let her eat it. She has also been drinking from a regular glass since she was 6 months. It's all about what you think your child is ready for. ;)

Allison - posted on 06/19/2009

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Jules has had rice cereal in her bottle since she was two months old. I started feeding her baby food at 3 1/2 months and now she only eats regular food (ie. cut up pieces of chicken, fish, thai food, veggies, fruit, etc.) since she was five months old. As long as the food isn't to chewy I let her eat it. She has also been drinking from a regular glass since she was 6 months. It's all about what you think your child is ready for. ;)

Allison - posted on 06/19/2009

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Jules has had rice cereal in her bottle since she was two months old. I started feeding her baby food at 3 1/2 months and now she only eats regular food (ie. cut up pieces of chicken, fish, thai food, veggies, fruit, etc.) since she was five months old. As long as the food isn't to chewy I let her eat it. She has also been drinking from a regular glass since she was 6 months. It's all about what you think your child is ready for. ;)

Lin - posted on 06/19/2009

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Leanne, I hope you don't mind a slight change of topic.

What did you feed your kids first and what were their reactions?

When I fed Nick rice cereal I knew right off the bat he was going to be a picky eater - he had to contemplate the texture for several bites before he decided he was going to eat it.

Nichole - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting christy:



Quoting Nichole:

I noticed someone posted something about following the guide lines of AAP, so I decided to do some research on the site and it was very helpful to PROVE that Nichol is absolutely wrong in her studies...It actually says on the site that you can start to feed your baby cereal at a few weeks old in a bottle, WOW!!! If a baby throws up a lot the first thing they recommend is that you make there bottles thicker with CEREAL!!!

Occasionally the spitting up in the first few weeks to months of life gets worse instead of better - that is, even though it's not forceful, it occurs all the time. This happens when the muscles at the lower end of the esophagus become overly relaxed and allow the stomach contents to back up. This condition is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This condition usually can be controlled by doing the following:

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Thicken the milk with small amounts of baby cereal.
2. Avoid overfeeding.
3. Burp the baby frequently.
4. Leave the infant in a quiet, upright position for at least thirty minutes following feeding.

If these steps are not successful, your pediatrician may refer you to a gastrointestinal (GI) specialist.

http://www.aap.org/publiced/BK0_Vomiting...
And this is exactly what I did for my son at 6 weeks I added a little cereal so he would get fuller cause my breast milk was not satisfying him. It's not like I was making it thick so he would choke on it but he did get cereal.






You are absolutely correct. My daughter had the exact same problem. She was diagnosed with GERD at 3months old. The doctors did a few other tests to see if anything else was causing the spitting up but it was the reflux. They actually have special formula with cereal in it. That is what my daughter was on until she was better. She has since grown out of it. My friend son was also diagnosed with GERD. He had a worse case of it than my daughter. He would choke in the middle of the night. He had to be put on med. for the reflux. We have different doctors for our children and both drs. said the same thing. Its ok to feed your child cereal that young for that reason as well as other reasons. If UR child is hungry all the drs. say to feed them. That makes the most sense to me. If im hungry i eat. My dr. said that the only reason it is recommended for a child to wait until 6month of age to eat solids is due to possible food allergies.  There are "scientist" out there that theorize on all sorts of things...doesnt make it right!!  BTW...my daughter was walking at 10months...completely walking with out help.....she crawled at 6months and was sitting up with out help at 6months. My mother fed my siblings and I cereal at a month old. We are perfectly normal and intelligent individuals.






The judgmental people just "giving their opinions" really need to stay focused on their own families well being. Im sure all these woman on here have only the best interest in mind for their children.





Exaclty, thank you for your support. My baby didn't have gerd but my baby was starving. He was draining me at 6 weeks and the formula wasnt even satisfying him so my doctor recommend I try some cereal to calm him down. He was screaming like some one was hurting him. I had no other options. He actually ate the cereal off a spoon at 6 weeks and loved it, had no allergies at all. I think it's fine if people on her want to voice there opinion but when they force it down your throat telling you that your babies brain isn't gonna develope properly and I am wrong for doing what I am doing that is where I draw the line. I keep telling the few that keep doing it to voice there opinion and thats it but they still dont get and it pisses me.

Christy - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting Nichole:

I noticed someone posted something about following the guide lines of AAP, so I decided to do some research on the site and it was very helpful to PROVE that Nichol is absolutely wrong in her studies...It actually says on the site that you can start to feed your baby cereal at a few weeks old in a bottle, WOW!!! If a baby throws up a lot the first thing they recommend is that you make there bottles thicker with CEREAL!!!

Occasionally the spitting up in the first few weeks to months of life gets worse instead of better - that is, even though it's not forceful, it occurs all the time. This happens when the muscles at the lower end of the esophagus become overly relaxed and allow the stomach contents to back up. This condition is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This condition usually can be controlled by doing the following:

1.
Thicken the milk with small amounts of baby cereal.
2. Avoid overfeeding.
3. Burp the baby frequently.
4. Leave the infant in a quiet, upright position for at least thirty minutes following feeding.

If these steps are not successful, your pediatrician may refer you to a gastrointestinal (GI) specialist.

http://www.aap.org/publiced/BK0_Vomiting...
And this is exactly what I did for my son at 6 weeks I added a little cereal so he would get fuller cause my breast milk was not satisfying him. It's not like I was making it thick so he would choke on it but he did get cereal.



You are absolutely correct. My daughter had the exact same problem. She was diagnosed with GERD at 3months old. The doctors did a few other tests to see if anything else was causing the spitting up but it was the reflux. They actually have special formula with cereal in it. That is what my daughter was on until she was better. She has since grown out of it. My friend son was also diagnosed with GERD. He had a worse case of it than my daughter. He would choke in the middle of the night. He had to be put on med. for the reflux. We have different doctors for our children and both drs. said the same thing. Its ok to feed your child cereal that young for that reason as well as other reasons. If UR child is hungry all the drs. say to feed them. That makes the most sense to me. If im hungry i eat. My dr. said that the only reason it is recommended for a child to wait until 6month of age to eat solids is due to possible food allergies.  There are "scientist" out there that theorize on all sorts of things...doesnt make it right!!  BTW...my daughter was walking at 10months...completely walking with out help.....she crawled at 6months and was sitting up with out help at 6months. My mother fed my siblings and I cereal at a month old. We are perfectly normal and intelligent individuals.



The judgmental people just "giving their opinions" really need to stay focused on their own families well being. Im sure all these woman on here have only the best interest in mind for their children.

Nichole - posted on 06/19/2009

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I noticed someone posted something about following the guide lines of AAP, so I decided to do some research on the site and it was very helpful to PROVE that Nichol is absolutely wrong in her studies...It actually says on the site that you can start to feed your baby cereal at a few weeks old in a bottle, WOW!!! If a baby throws up a lot the first thing they recommend is that you make there bottles thicker with CEREAL!!!

Occasionally the spitting up in the first few weeks to months of life gets worse instead of better - that is, even though it's not forceful, it occurs all the time. This happens when the muscles at the lower end of the esophagus become overly relaxed and allow the stomach contents to back up. This condition is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This condition usually can be controlled by doing the following:

1.
Thicken the milk with small amounts of baby cereal.
2. Avoid overfeeding.
3. Burp the baby frequently.
4. Leave the infant in a quiet, upright position for at least thirty minutes following feeding.

If these steps are not successful, your pediatrician may refer you to a gastrointestinal (GI) specialist.

http://www.aap.org/publiced/BK0_Vomiting...
And this is exactly what I did for my son at 6 weeks I added a little cereal so he would get fuller cause my breast milk was not satisfying him. It's not like I was making it thick so he would choke on it but he did get cereal.

Jackie - posted on 06/18/2009

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I started giving my daughter infant cereal when she was about 6 months & she loved it.

Amanda - posted on 06/18/2009

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My son has MSPI (Milk soy protein intolerence) So the Dr. said to hold off an cereal's all together, and start at 6 months with orange colored veggies. My son is almost 5months old and I did try rice cereal, and so far no allergies to it. He was nursing all the time so that's why I decided to try some cereal hoping it would keep him fuller longer at night.

Lavana - posted on 06/18/2009

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Mine was 4.5 months when she tried purees for the first time. We don't do them regularly, just every now and then to help her get the feel for a spoon. Planning on introducing them for good once she's past the six month mark as recommended by the AAP (not "the books") and can sit up unassisted, which is the only of the signs for readiness that she's not quite displaying yet. Speaking of which... by "unassisted," do you interpret that as meaning that she can sit upright without anything helping at all (like just in the middle of the floor) or that she can sit in a chair without any help? I'm assuming the first one but some of you say that yours were sitting unassisted by 3 months and that just blows my mind.

Sara - posted on 06/18/2009

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Quoting Guggie:



Quoting Traci:

I agree but we are also not her to tell someone that the way they are doing things is wrong and also not here to tell people its a disease if your breastmilk isnt producing.. my milk dried up after a week and a half after my son was born and 6 months after my daughter was born... so if you are going to critisize about something dont do it here... you are right its for support nothing else






Informing people on a public discussion forum is not wrong. I have noticed several comments that are scientifically and medically alarming. Milk does not just randomly dry up or never come in. If more women seek licensed assistance, they might be able to restore their bodily function and continue to nurse.






Losing a milk supply is not common and not normal. It can have serious health indications. For example, one of the most common reasons for a low milk supply is PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). PCOS needs to be managed or it can result in a myriad of other complications including weight gain and infertility. If a woman's doctor does not look into why the woman's body stopped working, important medical issues could be overlooked and ignored.






If any women are being brushed off when they believe their milk is drying up, they should hire a new doctor or seek a licensed Lactation Consultant. LLC can be a good resource for learning more about this.





I'm sorry Guggie, but did you experience breastfeeding difficulties with your children?  I did, and I went to the lactation consultant many times.  I, as a matter of fact, did have underlying health problems but that was known before I was pregnant.  Maybe that's why my milk never came in substantially, but it wasn't for a lack of trying.  My daughter was not thriving on my breastmilk alone.  I think you are right, women shouldn't be brushed off and maybe there is a serious underlying medical condition that has not yet been discovered.  But, your posts come accross as less informative and more judgemental.  Saying that something never just happens is quite a leap, don't you think?  If you never experienced it, how would you know?  A lot of women try very hard to breastfeed and it doesn't work out for one reason or another, and we're hard enough on ourselves without complete strangers giving us a "talking to".  Maybe that's not your intention, but that's my visceral reaction as a "failed" breastfeeder to your posts.

Nichole - posted on 06/18/2009

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Quoting nichol:



Quoting Tiffany:




Quoting nichol:





Quoting Sarah:






Quoting Justine:

Some people here need to reread their baby books! You are supposed to start them on rice cereal at 6 months or later, and wait at least a week before introducing the next thing so you know whether or not they have an allergy. Sometimes it can take that long for an allergy to become apparent. Do not feed them cereal out of a bottle, it needs to be out of a bowl. Introduce vegetables before fruits because if you give them fruit first they will not eat vegetables or meat, they will only want the sweet fruit.












wow... i started my son on rice creal at 1 month... he is four monts now and is eating every kind of stage 1 baby food.. we started him on applesauce and bannas first (Dr said it was best because the sweet makes them want to take the spoon as opposed to just eating from a bottle) then we moved to veggies and he LOVES THEM... im pretty sure that i fed him cereal through a bottle too... the way i see it is that if a baby is going to choke, he/she is going to choke... it doesnt matter if its on milk, cereal in a bottle or their own spit... and if you are supervising your baby while they eat, nothing can happen that you wont be there to prevent... and you can say wait till six months for anything but formula/breast milk... but unless you are in that mothers shoes... making 10+ 8OZ. bottles a day... until you are spending 200$ a month on formula.. i dont want to hear it!! MOTHERS KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THIER CHILD!!!! for THEIR child... you dont know me and you dont know my child so unless you want to give ADVISE and not criticize how we raise OUR children, please SHUT UP!!!















dude do you want your baby to develop slowly.....?? and if you knew whats best you would know the signs of  developmental problems probably wont show until your kid is two or three. you should have given him formula for at least 4 months. i spend 200+ on formula but i would never complain about it because its going to benefit my little guy in the long run. MOTHERS SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR CHILD!!.....but obviously many dont












Then why aren't you breastfeeding??????? Formula is NOTHING compared to breastmilk. So don't come on here telling other moms what is "right" when you don't even follow the "books". Plus what book are you reading? All books and websites say different things. So when your child is obese we'll blame it on formula. Along with getting sick frequently. Just read the books. They'll tell you what else formula can cause. So obvioulsly you don't know what's best. :)










inadequate lactation to sustain breastfeeding is why. i was formula fed for the same reason. i never got sick and am definitely not even close to obese. and i do know that breastfeeding is best, but i couldn't do it and i couldn't afford to hire a wet nurse, so that was my only option. as for which particular book i have read, i haven't read one but three different ones and have done a lot of independent research on the internet regarding this subject. i guarantee i know what's best better than someone who gives their 6 week old baby food!! that is incredibly ridiculous!!





See, here you go again..."You know whats best"..This is what started the fight last time, you "Knowing" GIVE YOUR OPINION AND THAT'S IT!!!!!!



Every child is different and if some parents want to wait to give there children food until they are six months that is their preference, its not your place to tell anyone that they are wrong if they give there child the food earlier. When I was a baby they started all of us on cereal at a month, not too sure how old you are but do some research on that. I don't have any wrong with me, everyone I know turned out just fine. So please don't sit on this forum and keep TELLING everyone they are wrong. If you want to think that it is wrong for any of us to do what we are doing you are going about it the wrong way by saying the things that you are saying. You guarantee you know what you are talking about..Please. You are in school to work in a lab and diagnose diseases that has absolutely NOTHING to with pedatrics. So, please stop forcing your false knowledge down our throats cause everyone is sick of hearing you as you can see from the post earlier, its not just me!!!

Nichol - posted on 06/18/2009

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i want to say that i think every mother on here should do what she thinks is right for her child. although i played it safe and worried about the link between development and starting solids too early, not every mother thinks that is neccessary. as for starting your child when they are ready, i strongly believe that no 6 week old should start getting baby food introduced to their diet. we all have different opinions and that is fine. i think that we should stop this fighting. it is ridiculous and childish. the arguing is really not the point of COM.

Alanna - posted on 06/18/2009

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as for ppl who preach about breast feeding....its nice your breast fed your baby...but piss off about ppl who CHOOSE not to, or cant!! to each their own, no mother feeds their baby formula to harm them so dont judge.

Alanna - posted on 06/18/2009

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just wondering when all the 6 month preaches grandparents fed their parents?? How did they develop? How about your parents?? As long as baby is still getting the average amount of breast milk or formula, he/she is still getting all the nutrients and fat needed. Some babies need food. Imagine yourself hungry as hell, you eat an "average" size meal, then were not allowed to eat again even if you were still hungry? I started my daughter on cereal at 3 months and baby food at about 4 1/2 months..guess who's one of the smartest kids in her class? If baby has an allergy to a food...stop feeding them that..simple right? I'm not a dr, just a mom who listens to her children and not preacher moms who go by the book....p.s. good luck finding a book about dealing with teenagers!! It doesnt hurt to read the books and use some info, at least as a guideline, but unless that book was written specifically for YOUR child, then use your motherly instincts...they guide you better than you think!

Nichol - posted on 06/18/2009

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Quoting nichol:




Quoting Sarah:





Quoting Justine:

Some people here need to reread their baby books! You are supposed to start them on rice cereal at 6 months or later, and wait at least a week before introducing the next thing so you know whether or not they have an allergy. Sometimes it can take that long for an allergy to become apparent. Do not feed them cereal out of a bottle, it needs to be out of a bowl. Introduce vegetables before fruits because if you give them fruit first they will not eat vegetables or meat, they will only want the sweet fruit.










wow... i started my son on rice creal at 1 month... he is four monts now and is eating every kind of stage 1 baby food.. we started him on applesauce and bannas first (Dr said it was best because the sweet makes them want to take the spoon as opposed to just eating from a bottle) then we moved to veggies and he LOVES THEM... im pretty sure that i fed him cereal through a bottle too... the way i see it is that if a baby is going to choke, he/she is going to choke... it doesnt matter if its on milk, cereal in a bottle or their own spit... and if you are supervising your baby while they eat, nothing can happen that you wont be there to prevent... and you can say wait till six months for anything but formula/breast milk... but unless you are in that mothers shoes... making 10+ 8OZ. bottles a day... until you are spending 200$ a month on formula.. i dont want to hear it!! MOTHERS KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THIER CHILD!!!! for THEIR child... you dont know me and you dont know my child so unless you want to give ADVISE and not criticize how we raise OUR children, please SHUT UP!!!












dude do you want your baby to develop slowly.....?? and if you knew whats best you would know the signs of  developmental problems probably wont show until your kid is two or three. you should have given him formula for at least 4 months. i spend 200+ on formula but i would never complain about it because its going to benefit my little guy in the long run. MOTHERS SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR CHILD!!.....but obviously many dont









Then why aren't you breastfeeding??????? Formula is NOTHING compared to breastmilk. So don't come on here telling other moms what is "right" when you don't even follow the "books". Plus what book are you reading? All books and websites say different things. So when your child is obese we'll blame it on formula. Along with getting sick frequently. Just read the books. They'll tell you what else formula can cause. So obvioulsly you don't know what's best. :)






inadequate lactation to sustain breastfeeding is why. i was formula fed for the same reason. i never got sick and am definitely not even close to obese. and i do know that breastfeeding is best, but i couldn't do it and i couldn't afford to hire a wet nurse, so that was my only option. as for which particular book i have read, i haven't read one but three different ones and have done a lot of independent research on the internet regarding this subject. i guarantee i know what's best better than someone who gives their 6 week old baby food!! that is incredibly ridiculous!!

Jennifer - posted on 06/18/2009

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my son started eating cereal 2 weeks ago he will be 3 months on the 24th it fills him up better. he sleeps 8-12 hours at night now instead of waking up at 3am cause hes hungry. The doctor told me not to give it to him untill he was 4 months old but I'm glad i didn't listen cause hes so much happier

Nichole - posted on 06/18/2009

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I just want to laugh..HAHAHAHA. I guess I wasn't the only one that disagrees with Nichol. I knew I wasn't nuts.

Tiffany - posted on 06/18/2009

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Quoting nichol:



Quoting Sarah:




Quoting Justine:

Some people here need to reread their baby books! You are supposed to start them on rice cereal at 6 months or later, and wait at least a week before introducing the next thing so you know whether or not they have an allergy. Sometimes it can take that long for an allergy to become apparent. Do not feed them cereal out of a bottle, it needs to be out of a bowl. Introduce vegetables before fruits because if you give them fruit first they will not eat vegetables or meat, they will only want the sweet fruit.








wow... i started my son on rice creal at 1 month... he is four monts now and is eating every kind of stage 1 baby food.. we started him on applesauce and bannas first (Dr said it was best because the sweet makes them want to take the spoon as opposed to just eating from a bottle) then we moved to veggies and he LOVES THEM... im pretty sure that i fed him cereal through a bottle too... the way i see it is that if a baby is going to choke, he/she is going to choke... it doesnt matter if its on milk, cereal in a bottle or their own spit... and if you are supervising your baby while they eat, nothing can happen that you wont be there to prevent... and you can say wait till six months for anything but formula/breast milk... but unless you are in that mothers shoes... making 10+ 8OZ. bottles a day... until you are spending 200$ a month on formula.. i dont want to hear it!! MOTHERS KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THIER CHILD!!!! for THEIR child... you dont know me and you dont know my child so unless you want to give ADVISE and not criticize how we raise OUR children, please SHUT UP!!!









dude do you want your baby to develop slowly.....?? and if you knew whats best you would know the signs of  developmental problems probably wont show until your kid is two or three. you should have given him formula for at least 4 months. i spend 200+ on formula but i would never complain about it because its going to benefit my little guy in the long run. MOTHERS SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR CHILD!!.....but obviously many dont





Then why aren't you breastfeeding??????? Formula is NOTHING compared to breastmilk. So don't come on here telling other moms what is "right" when you don't even follow the "books". Plus what book are you reading? All books and websites say different things. So when your child is obese we'll blame it on formula. Along with getting sick frequently. Just read the books. They'll tell you what else formula can cause. So obvioulsly you don't know what's best. :)

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the health vistor say bout 5months ..but the talk shite i put codes on at 3.half months didnt do him any harm at all !!

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Quoting nichol:

to all you people who are saying that your babies are developing fine...the effects won't show in development until they are two or three years old.....pfft whatever do what you want. if your baby is the size of a six month old i think it is fine to give them rice cereal, but if not then you shouldnt.....THEY NEED THE FAT IN THE MILK FOR THEIR BRAINS TO DEVELOP.



nichol yes they need the fat in the milk for development bjut they are still getting it these parents are just feeding their children solids aswell as milk. my son is 4yrs old now and i started him on solids at 3.5 mnths because he needed it and his development is perfect thank you he has just had his b4 school check and they have said he is perfect. some children just need the solids earlier than others.

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Quoting nichol:

to all you people who are saying that your babies are developing fine...the effects won't show in development until they are two or three years old.....pfft whatever do what you want. if your baby is the size of a six month old i think it is fine to give them rice cereal, but if not then you shouldnt.....THEY NEED THE FAT IN THE MILK FOR THEIR BRAINS TO DEVELOP.



nichol yes they need the fat in the milk for development bjut they are still getting it these parents are just feeding their children solids aswell as milk. my son is 4yrs old now and i started him on solids at 3.5 mnths because he needed it and his development is perfect thank you he has just had his b4 school check and they have said he is perfect. some children just need the solids earlier than others.

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Quoting Melissa:



Quoting Justine:

Some people here need to reread their baby books! You are supposed to start them on rice cereal at 6 months or later, and wait at least a week before introducing the next thing so you know whether or not they have an allergy. Sometimes it can take that long for an allergy to become apparent. Do not feed them cereal out of a bottle, it needs to be out of a bowl. Introduce vegetables before fruits because if you give them fruit first they will not eat vegetables or meat, they will only want the sweet fruit.





 






OMG really do we need one of these on here? one of those no solids til 6 months people wrecking this nice thread. please that wasnt the question. many babies need solids before 6 months. mine started at 3 months AT THE RECOMMENDATION OF HER PEDIATRICIAN AND DIETITIAN AND SPEECH PATHOLOGIST.  she did not start on rice cereal either. its when the baby is ready not 6 months





:-) yay... someone who knows you can't raise children from reading books about it. 

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I started my son at 3.5 months but he was 2 months old when I had to start giving him rice cereal to keep him full. I'm going to do the some with my daughter I had to start her on the rice cereal when she was about 1.5 months.

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I started my daughter on rice cereal at almost 1 month old. She was a little over 3 weeks. She was constantly hungry! The formula wasn't enough for her! She's had no problems with it whatsoever. She's almost 3 months now.

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Quoting Traci:

I agree but we are also not her to tell someone that the way they are doing things is wrong and also not here to tell people its a disease if your breastmilk isnt producing.. my milk dried up after a week and a half after my son was born and 6 months after my daughter was born... so if you are going to critisize about something dont do it here... you are right its for support nothing else



Informing people on a public discussion forum is not wrong. I have noticed several comments that are scientifically and medically alarming. Milk does not just randomly dry up or never come in. If more women seek licensed assistance, they might be able to restore their bodily function and continue to nurse.



Losing a milk supply is not common and not normal. It can have serious health indications. For example, one of the most common reasons for a low milk supply is PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). PCOS needs to be managed or it can result in a myriad of other complications including weight gain and infertility. If a woman's doctor does not look into why the woman's body stopped working, important medical issues could be overlooked and ignored.



If any women are being brushed off when they believe their milk is drying up, they should hire a new doctor or seek a licensed Lactation Consultant. LLC can be a good resource for learning more about this.

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I agree but we are also not her to tell someone that the way they are doing things is wrong and also not here to tell people its a disease if your breastmilk isnt producing.. my milk dried up after a week and a half after my son was born and 6 months after my daughter was born... so if you are going to critisize about something dont do it here... you are right its for support nothing else

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Als, I don't know if there really is a correlation, but my baby hit more milestones after she was eating more solids

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I started my baby on very dluted rice cereal once a day by 4.5 mos. I started giving her veggies a little after 5. She is almost 6 mos now and she eats breakfast, lunch and dinner (nursed before each meal) and has a snack (i.e. just nursing) before bedtime and very early in the morning, and sometimes in between meals.



Also I just want to say I am very disappointed at the hostility in this forum. I appreciate that everyone just wants to help, but you are not helping by calling people names and attacking thir character. Almost every mother wants to do whats best for her child and we are here to give each other support not greif.

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my son was a month and a half when i started him on gerber bananas and then he was about 4 months when he had 4 teeth so i started him on regular foods then my daughter i started her on baby foods about 5months and she finally started getting teeth about 7 months so i started her on regular foods. Both mine were off formula and infant cereals and baby foods at a 9 months old.

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Quoting JC:

ok people need to just chill! If your not nursing and your child seems hurgry after a bottle MOST children are ready for rice cereal at 4-6 months if your nursing you should wait until they are 6 months+. Both my children starting slowly eating rice cereal at about 5 months.


I was nursing and my son was draining me, so I started supplementing with formula and that still wasn't enough at 6 weeks. I had to give him the cereal to settle him and it was fine with the doctor. He would scream and scream like someone was hurting him, it was terrible. I think everyone's child is different and it just depends.

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ok people need to just chill! If your not nursing and your child seems hurgry after a bottle MOST children are ready for rice cereal at 4-6 months if your nursing you should wait until they are 6 months+. Both my children starting slowly eating rice cereal at about 5 months.

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my daughter was just over 4months, when she started of Farax, and she is just over 5months and has started on the Jarred food from the suppermarket. she has 2 teaspoons of that a day. and 5 bottles of 240mls. and she is happy as hell

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wow!pretty heated here well i hav three children n they all stated at 2-3 months old n my son is five now n neva had any problems my last son who is now 2 months old has started on farex n puree apples n he still has formula,i think wats best for the child is up 2 u as a parent!NOONE KNWS THERE CHILD BETTER THEN THEMSELVES so if u want 2 feed at 1 month or 6 months its up 2 u!

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Quoting Sarah:



Quoting Justine:

Some people here need to reread their baby books! You are supposed to start them on rice cereal at 6 months or later, and wait at least a week before introducing the next thing so you know whether or not they have an allergy. Sometimes it can take that long for an allergy to become apparent. Do not feed them cereal out of a bottle, it needs to be out of a bowl. Introduce vegetables before fruits because if you give them fruit first they will not eat vegetables or meat, they will only want the sweet fruit.






wow... i started my son on rice creal at 1 month... he is four monts now and is eating every kind of stage 1 baby food.. we started him on applesauce and bannas first (Dr said it was best because the sweet makes them want to take the spoon as opposed to just eating from a bottle) then we moved to veggies and he LOVES THEM... im pretty sure that i fed him cereal through a bottle too... the way i see it is that if a baby is going to choke, he/she is going to choke... it doesnt matter if its on milk, cereal in a bottle or their own spit... and if you are supervising your baby while they eat, nothing can happen that you wont be there to prevent... and you can say wait till six months for anything but formula/breast milk... but unless you are in that mothers shoes... making 10+ 8OZ. bottles a day... until you are spending 200$ a month on formula.. i dont want to hear it!! MOTHERS KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THIER CHILD!!!! for THEIR child... you dont know me and you dont know my child so unless you want to give ADVISE and not criticize how we raise OUR children, please SHUT UP!!!





 

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Quoting Guggie:

I noticed several posts indicating women believe they lost their milk or weren't producing enough.

This is a very serious thing, obviously, and I encourage any mother who believes she is not producing enough milk, or who believes her milk has dried up, to seek medical attention immediately. If the doctor is unwilling to treat the illness, please seek out a licensed Lactation Consultant.

Producing milk is a basic bodily function, just as we produce saliva, blood and urine. If you told your doctor that you stopped peeing, he certainly wouldn't say it's normal or it happens.


 

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Quoting Guggie:

I noticed several posts indicating women believe they lost their milk or weren't producing enough.

This is a very serious thing, obviously, and I encourage any mother who believes she is not producing enough milk, or who believes her milk has dried up, to seek medical attention immediately. If the doctor is unwilling to treat the illness, please seek out a licensed Lactation Consultant.

Producing milk is a basic bodily function, just as we produce saliva, blood and urine. If you told your doctor that you stopped peeing, he certainly wouldn't say it's normal or it happens.



I told my doc who claims it happens. she did prescribe domperigon (spelled wrong im sure) which is suposed to increase supply. didnt work. Talked with breast feeding center as well as laleche league who suggest fenugreek. fenu greek didnt work. they all claim that some women just cant produce milk.

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Quoting Kimberly:

thanks nichole, i will have to go to babies r us the next time i go home to my moms, we dont have one up where i am most of the time.

I definitely want to start her on a juice that she likes but its hard to know what she likes without trying several ones first.


I know what you mean. Those juices are great too cause they have 32oz ones and little travel ones that are singles. So you can always buy the small ones first just to make sure she like them.



Good luck! :)

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thanks nichole, i will have to go to babies r us the next time i go home to my moms, we dont have one up where i am most of the time.



I definitely want to start her on a juice that she likes but its hard to know what she likes without trying several ones first.

Guggie - posted on 06/17/2009

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I noticed several posts indicating women believe they lost their milk or weren't producing enough.



This is a very serious thing, obviously, and I encourage any mother who believes she is not producing enough milk, or who believes her milk has dried up, to seek medical attention immediately. If the doctor is unwilling to treat the illness, please seek out a licensed Lactation Consultant.



Producing milk is a basic bodily function, just as we produce saliva, blood and urine. If you told your doctor that you stopped peeing, he certainly wouldn't say it's normal or it happens.

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