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Is it too soon for baby food??

is it too soon to feed my 3 month old son baby food? i gave him a little bit of ban food on a spoon and was surprised to see that he was pushing the food to the back of his mouth with out any difficulties. but is being 3 months too soon to start?

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Love P.

Asked by Love P. at 10:53 PM on Nov. 12, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It is absolutely too soon. The AAP reccommends waiting until 6 months or later to introduce food. I did so at 7 to 8 months with each child. The gut flora is extremely delicate and you will be doing much more harm than good feeding solids any sooner. Breastmilk or formula is all they should have right now.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:13 PM on Nov. 12, 2013

  • What does your pediatrician say?
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 11:17 PM on Nov. 12, 2013

  • If you have to ask, you know the answer. Yes, it's too soon.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:45 PM on Nov. 12, 2013

  • DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN YOU BABY'S MOUTH WITHOUT YOUR DOCTOR'S PERMISSION.
    What is wrong with you?
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:12 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • Sadly pediatricians are too often not well trained on infant nutrition. They get a little of it in med school and then often never again until they get marketing info from infant food manufacturers. It's not really the docs' fault; they're expected to be able to treat kids from birth to age 18. Never mind that an adolescent's issues are completely different from a newborn's, yet the doc is expected to be "expert" in all of them. It's an argument for subdividing pediatrics into age-specifc groups. Gives the doc a fighting chance to be the best doc s/he can be for each patient.

    OP, way too early. Six months is the minimum.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:58 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • I think its too early try a little by little by 5 to 6 months.
    Ingrid1007

    Answer by Ingrid1007 at 1:17 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • WAY too early. What's the hurry?
    goldpandora

    Answer by goldpandora at 5:27 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • Nothing except breastmilk or formula until AT LEAST 6 months old regardless of how "well" the child seems to do with it. Their digestive systems are NOT ready to handle it until then.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 12:17 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • That's up to you and the baby's doctor. My son was on cereal at 2 weeks old due to reflux. The cereal helped keep the formula in his stomach.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2013

  • yes
    christina122952

    Answer by christina122952 at 5:10 PM on Dec. 1, 2013

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