At four months old , is it two young to introduce the spoon and food to the little one, he drinks 8 oz every feeding and want more in three hours, he does not the spoon at all, he yell for the bottle


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Rabaab - posted on 04/28/2009




I have two kids, and for both my kids i started them on solids at 4 months.. My family has allergies but still i started at 4 months. I felt that both my kids were feeling hungry even after having a full feed from me so i started them. At the end of the day it is your decision, My youngest has got ezema, but that has nothing to do with starting solids early as in my family allergies is heredity. I would say try the baby with some solid food and see how baby takes it, if it is successful then continue..

Melina - posted on 04/24/2009




I introduced food to my daughter at 4 months. Our pediatrician (latino from Peru) suggested we start her oput with a simple soup I cant remember the name but it was basically i sm piece of fish or chicken (no larger than 1 sq. inch), a single broccolli florett, 6 beans, 2 baby carrots, and 1/2 of a small potato. after the soup is cooked you puree it and divide into feedings. I gave her about 2 tablespoons for lunch and dinner to supplement her milk (feedings). Also, for breakfast I'd mix rice cereal with her milk. She is 19 months old and is not a picky eater. Good Luck.

Susan - posted on 04/18/2009




Hi my name is Susan, and Im from South Africa, my little boy is a extremely allergic baby and my pediatrician told me to start with rice cereal at 5weeks allready, he was a large child and we had him on goats milk, large meaning 4kg.. so he also started wanting more bottle feeds, 2and a half hours or less, so we started with the cereal in the bottle, and with mashed sweet potatoe in the after noon, and theres nothing wrong with him.... they dont like the spoon, but get used to it very fast, in a week they start eating easier.. goodluck..

Victoria - posted on 04/11/2009




I started my daughter on rice cereal at 4 months. They say that's the best to start with because it's the least likely for a child to be allergic to. Just make it really liquid like at first. Bottles with bigger holes made especially for baby food feeding are sold at Babies R Us.

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I introduced food to my son when he was 3 months old, and doesn't have any allergies.  Just start slow introducing one food item at a time.  Good luck

Melina - posted on 04/03/2009




Pediatricians now recommend you don't introduce any foods until a child is 6 months of age for allergy reasons. But really it is your choice...I introduced foods to two of my children at 4months of had really bad allergies and the other one doesn;t so I don;t know if it did have anything to do with it...I now have a 18 month old and I didn't give her solids until she was 6 months...we'll see if it had any of luck on your decision...

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