Solid food

Basheera - posted on 03/13/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi, my baby is 4months 1 week old I'm starting solid food to her but not confident how to start her schedule for breast milk n solid food. Plz suggest

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Michelle - posted on 03/18/2013

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I agree with Jodi, she probably isn't ready and like Jodi said, most babies aren't ready until they are around 6 months, that's why the guidelines say to wait until then.

I also wouldn't be putting anything in the bottle apart from milk, it increases the risk of choking.

Jodi - posted on 03/18/2013

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"My post wasn't meant for you to agree or disagree!"
You posted in a public forum. That makes your post public to whomever wishes to agree or disagree with it.
Recommendations are there fore a reason, I am simply advising the OP that they are there. AND I provided some informative links for her. Clearly you haven't bothered to read them because they actually allow for the fact that every child is different (but they still don't recommend solids in bottles).
Don't blow a gasket over it.

"Jodi, just continue to read your guidelines and listen to those who tell you want to do with your child since you seem to need help with your parenting skills."
Really? How old are you? It's a bit high school, isn't it?

Marri S. - posted on 03/17/2013

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@ Jodi. My post wasn't meant for you to agree or disagree! "And I will say right NOW that this particular statement seems to be so frequently used, and yet if it were true, there really would be no need for Child Protection, would there? " That made me laugh! Your opinion would be true IF every parent decided to go by every rule and guideline of those who may or may not have children telling you what to do with your own child. Not every child is the same, nor is everyone's parenting skills. As long as the child is being taken care of, that's all that matter's right? And no one knows your child better than you. Jodi, just continue to read your guidelines and listen to those who tell you want to do with your child since you seem to need help with your parenting skills.

Jodi - posted on 03/16/2013

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"As her parent, do what you feel is right and what you want to do. "
And I will say right NOW that this particular statement seems to be so frequently used, and yet if it were true, there really would be no need for Child Protection, would there? So please forgive me if I disagree with you there too.

Jodi - posted on 03/16/2013

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There is plenty wrong with putting solids in the bottle. And if her baby isn't ready yet for solids, it actually CAN hurt to give them at that age. I didn't ask that you agree with me, but I want to make sure that the OP has ALL the information, not just your opinion.
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/a...
I would also recommend reading this to check if your baby is ready:
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/a...

Marri S. - posted on 03/16/2013

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It doesn't hurt to give solids at her age. As her parent, do what you feel is right and what you want to do. And there is NOTHING wrong with putting solids in a bottle if you choose to do so.

Jodi - posted on 03/16/2013

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She is probably too young for solid foods. Most babies aren't ready for solid foods until they are around 6 months. NEVER put solids in a bottle, it can be a choking risk because of how it is ingested. You should always give solid foods on a spoon.
Solid foods are also only for practice in the first year of a baby's life. Don't replace their milk with solid foods. So just a few teaspoons here and there at the moment, and only AFTER she has already had her breastfeed. I would also recommend starting with pureed fruits or vegetables.

Marri S. - posted on 03/16/2013

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Well, my son is 7 months. When he was around the age as your daughter, he didn't take to eating off of his spoon so well, so if your baby does this, and if you're still wanting to give her solids, you could try mixing the solids in the bottle with your milk. It worked for me.


But to directly answer your question, if you daughter does take to eating from her spoon, you could fix her 4 ounces of milk and then give two tablespoons of whatever solid food you want. And you can do this every time whenever she eats. If it seems like a bit much, decrease the ounce of milk, or if she eats more than that, increase whichever, (milk or solid).

I hope this helped.

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