my baby 3 months...can give any food?

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Jodi - posted on 09/26/2014

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And I'm saying if they are hungry, give them more milk. They don't need solids and there is the potential that it creates greater risk of problems later. Given you have never done your research, as you clearly indicated, I will respectfully agree to disagree with you on the basis that it is purely your opinion.

Brandi - posted on 09/26/2014

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Again I'm not saying to cut out any milk, or be feeding a lot of foods giving a spoonful or 2 isn't going to keep the baby from being able to drink the full bottle, our son would have a few spoonfuls of rice cereal and then he would drink the same amount of formula he usually does, and rice cereal is actually very good for babies, it has lots of nutrients that they need for development, and scientists are always saying new thing and then 3 weeks later decide no actually what you were doing before was fine and they keep going back and fourth like that over everything nobody I know has ibs that was fed foods early only my mom has it and she wasn't fed foods early at all they actually waited longer

Jodi - posted on 09/26/2014

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It isn't about being ahead on milestones. It isn't about his height and weight.

Have you read the research that they believe early childhood feeding is possibly a contributing factor to IBS in adulthood?

Basically, you can't base your "opinion" on your experiences with one child. Base it on actual research that has been done and data that has been empirically collected. And the FACT is that if you are feeding a 2 month old child solids of any kind, you are in some way filling them up with nutrients other than those in their milk. And under the age of 6 months, they need the fats that are in their milk for optimal development of their brain connections. If they are hungry, you should just feed them more milk, not add empty calories like rice cereal (yes, empty calories that are not helping them with their development).

As I said, you have not researched the facts, you are merely giving an opinion. You are entitled to your opinion. But the World Health Organisations recommendation is based on actual scientific research, not opinion. And those recommendations are around 6 months as being the optimal time to feed your child solids.

If the OP wants more information, I am happy to point her to it.

Brandi - posted on 09/26/2014

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I don't need to I fed my son rice cereal at 2 months and baby food at 3 months at 4 months he was tasting small amounts of soft foods and by 6 months he was having 3 or;4 bottles a day with the rest of the feedings being baby food then by 7 months he was eating more solid food and now he's almost 14 months old and he's no longer drinking formula and instead eating anything we eat and drinking whole milk and water and occasionally some 100% juice. Our son has been ahead for most milestones and the ones he wasn't ahead on he accomplished right on time, he's never choked or had intestinal issues and since he was born he's been growing perfectly. His height and weight have been growing perfectly and his brain and social development are right on track too, he has no nutrient deficiencies or any kind of damage because of giving food

Brandi - posted on 09/26/2014

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There's no nutritional deficiency because like I said the amount of formula / breast milk would not change and that used to say that 3 months is fine to introduce solid food and now my babies doctor says that 4 months is recommended for trying solids. Like I said we tried our son on solids at 2 months and he turned out perfectly fine, he's actually ahead verbally and physically. It dosnt become bad unless you are giving up formula / breast milk feedings at that age or if the baby can't swallow the food on his own

Jodi - posted on 09/26/2014

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Actually, it isn't opinion, Brandi. There are scientific studies done on these things and the World Health Organisation recommendations are not until 6 months. You could seriously harm your child's digestive system by feeding them too young, and you also risk nutritional deficiencies.

Brandi - posted on 09/25/2014

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Every doctors and mothers opinion is differant and so is every baby we started letting our son taste rice cereal at 2 months as long as your baby can swallow the food he or she can have some but at that age you still want to make sure that it's only tasting and that his or her diet is still mainly formula or breast milk, you also want to talk to your baby's doctor to find out what he or she thinks too

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