my lil man just turned 4 mos, he is 18lbs, and e.breast feed. he has just started wanting to eat every 2hours or earlier now, and he was sleeping 7-9 hours now he only sleeps 2-5 hours strait. do you think this is a sign hes ready for food? first time mom and nervous. when did you start? and what are the sighns?
Answer by okmanders at 3:57 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
4 months or so. Try something easy like applesauce, wait a week, then try another kind, wait a week, try another and so on... waiting a few days to a week will help rule out any allergies if he happens to have any.
Answer by BEXi at 3:42 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Answer by mommydabbs at 4:24 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
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Answer by Owl_Feather at 4:46 PM on Apr. 9, 2009
Listen to the health experts and the research, not what other moms did. Virtually all health organizations say nothing but breastmilk or formula for the first 6 months. Unfortunately, many health care providers are not up to date in what they're telling parents, and many, many books are not up to date. Based on recent research, the AAP and other health organizations recommend that all babies be exclusively breastfed (no cereal, juice or any other foods) for the first 6 months of life (NOT the first 4-6 months). Details at http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/delay-solids.html
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:00 PM on Apr. 9, 2009