when can i start baby food?

Josephine - posted on 05/19/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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just curious on when i can start baby food for my daughter? i am currently breastfeeding and would i be able to breastfeed and feed her baby food?

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Taylor - posted on 05/19/2009

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I started my son on applesauce and banana baby foods around 3 1/2 to 4 months. Every month after increased two a different food. now hes 8 months, likes to eat any kind of baby food and is slowly starting whole foods.

Mel - posted on 05/19/2009

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Amber - i would give pureed fruits and vegies rather then rice cereal, it causes constipation and is really not nice to taste. you can introduce this as i said anytime between 3-6 months, but some babies need food earlier it all depends x

Amber - posted on 05/19/2009

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I was wondering the same thing. My son is now 4 months and when he first turned 4 months I started on a little rice cereal which he was so excited about at first, but not so much anymore, when do I introduce baby oatmeal and veggies and fruits any suggestions?

Mel - posted on 05/19/2009

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of course, you can start baby food when ever she is ready, usually between 3-6 months but not any later then 6 months as your baby will miss out on nutrients needed to grow and develop and its also harder for her to accept new tastes and textures. my daughters dietician has her on them at 3 months but some are ready earlier. look for signs that your baby is wanting food by watching you eat or if bub is waking during the night or is hungry after a breast feed

Nicole - posted on 05/19/2009

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I found my first was needing something extra at 4 months, my 2nd child was not till 7 month, 3rd child was 5 months and my last was 6 months but really didn't take till he was 8 months. If you feelshe is not getting full from milk them start alittle after you finish feeding milk, you'll see if she's still wants something else.

Crystal - posted on 05/19/2009

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i started my son on baby food at 4 months and i still breastfed him with no problems.

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