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Can my baby eat other things?

My baby will be 4 months soon...are there any foods he cant start eating? anything at all? we'll see the doctor in a few eeks but i am still curious to see what he may be able to eat

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JulesMommy1008

Asked by JulesMommy1008 at 6:21 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Not even 4 months? I wouldn't be giving anything besides breast milk or formula at this point, not until at least 6 mos.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:22 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Babies ONLY need breastmilk of formula for first 6 months. No rice cereal or anyhting. Its binding and constipating and unnecessary calories.
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 6:22 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Babies can start eating as young as 4 months. But you want to give him small amounts. Start with cereal (mix formula or breastmilk in it). Eventually you can move onto veggies and fruits. Remember introduce only one new thing a week. This way if there's an allergic reaction you know what it's to.
    amethystrse

    Answer by amethystrse at 6:23 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • You "can" start giving whatever you want. There are guidelines for what you "should" give them.

    It's recommended to start cereal between 4-6 months of age. But on the other hand...cereal isn't really necessary. So...do what you will.

    Start with single ingredient baby foods and make sure to give each a fair trial before giving another one.

    If there is a significant drop in the amount of breast milk or formula the baby is taking, back off on the solids....The main source of nutrition should still be the liquid...
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:29 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Solids should be delayed at least six months for various reasons. For more information please visit the following link
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/delay-solids.html or many other links available on the internet
    SmileyMoo

    Answer by SmileyMoo at 7:11 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • no. you should hold off solids & nurse exclusively for as long as possible. it's much healthier to wait & start with something that has nutritional value. screw rice cereal. it's crap. 6 months is the MINIMUM for solid introduction.
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 9:07 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • exactly what she ^^ said
    kyriesmommy13

    Answer by kyriesmommy13 at 11:38 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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