Has Anyone started feeding their supported sitter baby puree food?

Lauren - posted on 10/15/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I know that most peds and articles say to wait until they are 4 - 6 months old, but my daughter is eating 6 oz of formula every 2 hours! I feel like that is a lot for her! I tried some squash tonight and she was LOVED it! She is a supported sitter and she only pushed it out of her mouth when she was full. I plan to feed her the 6 oz bottles all day except for her last feeding at night, then I will give her a 4oz bottle and some of the squash. I'm going to see how that works for her! She did well with it, so I think that she might be ready for it!

Have any of you started your LO on baby food yet?

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Kaska - posted on 11/15/2012

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I agree with Jessica - mother's instinct is a secret ingredient :) After all we spent 24/7 or close to it with a baby and we can see what others won't.

Jessika - posted on 11/15/2012

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My son was a supported sitter when he was 3 months. I introduced rice cereal and a couple of bites of Gerber's 1st food every so often. now that he is 4 months, I feed him either Oatmeal or Rice Cereal at time with 3/4 tub mixed in at night. He is perfectly fine. I say, trust your judgement. Every child is different, and every mother thinks defferently. it's all to you my dear!

Kaska - posted on 11/13/2012

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Well I did read about it and they are bashing formula as well. That it destroys the balance etc. Well if they are so smart maybe they will tell me what else can I do if BF failed miserably. I am sorry but almost 3 months of hell just for the sake of breast milk is not good for the baby either. If stressed almost depressed mom and a very frustrated baby are the price of breastfeeding then stuff it. And that's what I did. I carried on as long as I could and let it go. My son is a preemie and had problems with his tummy anyway. When he finished 3 months all ended and he is perfectly fine. He was very into food and I could see he is ready for solids. I never got an idea of putting cereal into milk - strange combination, like putting a muesli into my tea. I just prepare half a cup of rice cereal combined with his formula once a day and a pureed veggies once a day. And he is happy. There is so many misconception about BF and formula. One says that formula is harder to digest thus baby will sleep longer. Well my son sleeps exactly the same as when he used to get expressed milk. And as with allergies - you have to have family history. Anyways everyone has allergies but they are dormant. I got mine activated when I was 15 and my dad when he was 56. I was bottle fed, same my brother and my husband. Not just because it is "easier". It is necessity. And not easier - you still have to sterilize bottles, change teats accordingly etc etc. As per getting baby fat - my son eats slightly less than "recommended" intake. I was stressed by a nurse few times when she was saying he is not on a curve. But then I actually looked at it and he was always slightly under the curve and he is progressively gaining his weight. Not really worried about him getting fat - slight chance. He eats only as much as he wants not a bit more. I stopped feeding him on demand about a month ago when he demanded it every 1-2 hrs. Facing coming back to work in a months' time I had to regulate it. Yes, breast milk is the best but when it is not possible for any reason whatsoever then you look at baby being happy and fed. And this is the most important - happy and not hungry baby.

Samantha - posted on 11/13/2012

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I EBF, and I trust my baby to let me know when she is hungry, and when she needs more because she is growing, gearing up for a milestone, etc. Google virgin gut, solids should not be introduced before 6 months unless the baby is absolutely starving and will not take your or anyone's breast milk. Also, rice in a bottle is a choking hazard and does not actually help them sleep, just messes up their system and is the digestive equivalent of feeding a baby white sugar.

Kellie - posted on 10/19/2012

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I'm going to wait as long as possible. My son didn't eat solid food until 6-7 months and that was just fine with me. "They" say the earlier you feed solids, the higher chance of food allergies. Who knows if that's correct but I just don't see the need to feed her this early. She's content. But if you feel like she's not then go for it. I'm sure she'll be just fine doing both this early.

Kaska - posted on 10/18/2012

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I just did with my son. He doesn't eat that much but he can eat very often, drove me crazy 3 nights ago - waking me up every 1-2 hrs. Decided to put him on a strict feeding routine, changed a teat on the bottle for 6 months old and started giving him a bit of rice cereal. Teat is working wonders - he is eating more milk thus eating less often. Also he loves cereal - as it is combined with his formula he is not really missing out. I know some mums who started their bubz when they were only 2 months old... BTW my lil one really like cereal and caught it very fast how to eat off the spoon. He didn't spit it, threw up or had any diarrhea so I am guessing he is ready for a bit of an adventure in a food world :P Not too crazy though but I am planning to give him a bit on his last feed before going to bed for the night. I am going back to work next month so I am happy he got on with it...

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