When did you start giving your infant, baby food??

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Hannah - posted on 03/30/2010

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I gave my son rice a little rice cereal and breast milk at 5 months to get him use to the spoon and taste. Then at around 6 months slowly started him on one jar a day so his body could adjust, and he is an amazing eater now at 10 months and loves anything I give him!

DeAnna - posted on 03/30/2010

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my dr. told me as long as hes getting atleast 28-32 oz of formula a day he could have all the baby food he wanted!

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we started baby food and cereal at 4 months. shes almost 5 months now. she doesnt get them all the time as formula is more important, so we give her the baby food and cereal every once in awhile

DeAnna - posted on 03/30/2010

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My dr. told me to start giving them cereal at 2 months and baby food at 4 months....i broke the cereal rule...mines been having it since he was 2 weeks old.

Rebecca - posted on 03/30/2010

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I started my son on solids at 5months, I started with baby rice cereal (like Farex) but once i gave him pureed veges he wouldn't eat baby rice cereal after that. I made my own baby food so I knew what was going into his mouth. Watch out, once they start solids, especially fruit, they poop like crazy and can sometimes get constipated easier too. My son was constipated for a week until his system got used to solids, but once we started there was no going back! He ate like a pig and still does!

Niki - posted on 03/29/2010

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when my boys teeth started to pop through at 6 1/2 months, most babys digestive systems havent maturaed enough for solids before 6 months. just remember to introduce foods one at a time and watch really closly for 2 weeks for signs that its not being tolerated such as - eczema, sleeping problems, sore tummys, grizzling & irritability, red ring around the anus, cradle cap etc (basically anything negative that occurs at the same time) and look into the order in which your supposed to introduce foods (ie starting with the easiest to digest and lowest allergie foods like millet or rice)

Gemma - posted on 03/29/2010

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I started feeding my daughter some baby rice and pureed fruit and veg at about 17 weeks and I found she slept better at night, I built it up from there and she was on 3 meals a day by 6 months. I think you should judge it by the individual child though, each one will be ready at a different time

Lauren - posted on 03/29/2010

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Both of my children were breastfed(still feeding my daughter)and my son at baby food at about 51/2 months and my daughter was exactly 61/2 months. I was a little smarter with my daughter. I didn't give them any table food until he was 11 months and not planning on giving Marley anytime soon. I look at it like they have thee entire lives to eat regular food.

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Our youngest was 5 1/2 mos before we started him on rice cereal, then we started SLOW like a TBSP mixed w/BM 1x/dy for a week or soo, then 1 TBSP 2x/dy for a week or so, then we added some squash, in the middle, started w/some pears, applesauce, bananas...he's tried green beans too... he is 6 1/2 mos and eats food 3x/dy (cereal w/fruit AM; vegetable noonish; cereal & fruit/veg? PM) he also eats his bottles 4-5x/dy.

Anna - posted on 03/29/2010

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They say if your formula feeding then starting cereals from 4-6 months but if your nursing to only nurse strickly for 6 months no foods untill then. I believe actual baby food is a little longer because babys dont develope the enzimes to break down food or whatever until around 8 months.

Jessie - posted on 03/29/2010

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my little guy was exclusively breastfed for 5 months and the we started experimenting with baby rice cereal. just a few bites now and then as he seemed interested in our food all the time. around 5 and half months he tried sweet potatoes ( off my plate, he was grabbing so I mushed some up for him) and then we got him like baby bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, applesauce etc by 6 months he was chowing down ! we just feed him until he tells us he is full. he is only in the 10% or so for weight so we dont limit how much (just as long as it isnt junk food!) babies will tell you what they like and when they are done eating. my is 8.5 months now and just started eating greens (peas, green beans) because he hated them before.

Nadia - posted on 03/29/2010

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My daughter is 3 months old, and her doc says to wait till she is at least 4 months old to start giving her baby food. But I read the according to the American Academy of Pediatrics we should wait till the infants turn 6 months old....hope this helps!

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