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So what else do they eat?

After stopping breastfeeding (somewhere between 6 months and a year), what else does baby eat besides mushed up stuff. Like do they drink water and juice then?

 
serioussifL

Asked by serioussifL at 12:21 PM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes when introducing foods introduce diluted juice(2oz juice/2oz water). Do not do more than one solid food flavor or more than one flavored juice or mixed fruits juice until the baby has shown no allergic reaction to food and juice started with. You don't have to worry about water for now until you stop diluting wawa at 10-12 months
    ladyd6280

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 12:29 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • You can give them 4 oz of juice twice a day and 4 oz of water twice a day. If they have teeth or are teething you can buy the bitter biscuits and yogurt snacks for them. Our daughter eats table food and she is 7 months. We just make her what we eat and we only cut it up we don't mash it up as she wont eat it.
    brailynsmama08

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 12:25 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • i didnt introduce juice to my son till he was about 7 months old. it started as 3 oz of diluted juice in a sippy, once a day with his lunch
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 12:26 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Umm, you shouldn't stop breastfeeding at 6 months, unless you go to formula. Breastmilk/formula are still the main source of nutrition for children for the first year :)

    I made my own baby food. She had no interest until around 7 months. We never really did baby foods, just mashed what we were eating, and finger foods. Solids weren't given on a schedule until after 1 though, they were just for fun/taste.

    She started getting water around 8 months and rarely diluted 100 percent natural juice. :)
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 12:29 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Umm, you shouldn't stop breastfeeding at 6 months, unless you go to formula. Breastmilk/formula are still the main source of nutrition for children for the first year :)


    DUH! You really think she doesn't know that? And she can stop breastfeeding whenever she wants. It's her baby, not yours.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • baby should be on breastmilk/formula until at least a year old. after they hit the 12 month mark then you introduce whole milk and only whole milk (no skim, 1/2, fat free) because baby still needs the fats that BFing, formula and whole milk have to offer. whole milk should be used at least a year. baby shouldnt drink watered down milk until at least 24 months.

    im sure you know bout rice cereal, they have finger foods that dissolve so baby doesnt have to chew but can if baby wants. there are so many options at the super market so go ahead and check it out!

    Always
    ~Syl~
    Fae-Lee
    F43L34

    Answer by F43L34 at 1:30 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • wow anon: your an idiot. Obviously she didn't know or WOULDN'T have said *6months* in her reply, with no mention of switching to formula lol.
    I also never said she *couldn't* learn to read. I said *shouldn't*.
    grow up, and get a life.
    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 1:58 PM on Apr. 30, 2009