My 15 week old Daughter is grabing my food

Victoria - posted on 06/09/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




Hi there,

My Daugher, who is 15 weeks old is grabing my food and putting it to her mouth and then sucking it. Is she too early to start introducing finger foods ? I exclusively breast feed her by the way. The UK guidelines suggest that you should not introduce foods until baby is 6 months !

Any suggestions Mums ?


Victoria and Willow Sayah


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Of course if it is anything that could give your LO a bad reaction, I'd avoid it. If it's something soft and your LO can gum it, I'm sure it's okay. I started my DD on solids at 4 months.

Stacy - posted on 06/10/2010




While I personally wouldn't have started with yoghurt at 3 months(maybe 7months or so), a baby will let you know when she/he is ready to start solids. It sounds like your baby is ready.

Kayleigh - posted on 06/09/2010




I started my son on solids when he was about 3 moths old. He would try to grab my food and was always hungry after feeding. I breast fed him too and I would be feeding him at least every hour. I started giving him a yoghurt for lunch every day and he knew from the first time to open his mouth for the spoon and had no trouble with the food. We lived in England for his first 5 weeks and then moved back to Canada and everywhere we've been they say to wait until baby is six months but every baby is different. Personally I think that as long as you aren't replacing the milk with solids and are only giving your daughter solids to fill her up after a feed or just to try them then there's no harm in that at all. At 4 months my son is almost sitting on his own, holds his own spoon and puts it in his mouth himself and gets so excited about anything that might possibly be food so even though the health professionals try to convince me that he needs to wait until he's six months I just honestly don't see that it'll do him any good to let him go hungry that long.

Jayne - posted on 06/09/2010




i would say if your bub is wanting to test out foods, let her. each baby has their own unique age for being ready for things.
not to say you should necessarily be "starting solids" like regular meals instead of milk, but you can still breastfeed and let her experiment with the occasioinal bit of food :)

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