Hi moms, my 6 month old son is all set to start on solids. I am completely overwhelmed by how to go about it and was hoping i could get some help here :)for ex what sort of feeding schedule should i follow? do i give formula first and then the solid? how often should i give him solids? currently i started him off on rice cereal once a day. Its gone good so far and i think i should introduce more foods now. what food would be best to introduce? any schedules followed by other moms would help me a great deal to get an idea ..thanks in advance :):)Answer Question
Answer by preggoinmn at 1:12 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
Answer by mommylovesu28 at 1:13 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
When first starting on solids, it is usually recommended to give them after a regular breast or bottle feeding, or inbetween feeding. This is because breastmilk and/or formula should remain baby's main source of nutrition throughout the first year, with solids being mostly just extra.
Starting w/ just a small amount of solids like you are doing is a great idea. Give each new food alone for at least 3-5 days to watch for any reaction. I usually introduce new foods early in the day, that way if baby has any problems w/ it, the reaction won't occur during the middle of the night. Next you could try bananas, sweet potatoes, applesauce, avocados, squash, or pears. They are all great beginner foods. HTH.
Answer by sarahmae3 at 1:16 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
I did Ceral then a 6 oz bottle then at lunch i did half of jar of fruit then an 8 oz bottle then at dinner i did the other half of fruit and Ceral then a 4 oz bottle then before bed an 8 oz bottle.
Some mommy's start there child out with veggies and that will work also. Do one kind of fruit a week just in-case they have a reaction. With the ceral i increased ceral every other week by a tablespoon. I did'nt start my DD on chicken or turkey baby food till she was 8 months old. I would just see how your son does on that do it slowly his belly has to adjust so like if you want to start tomorrow start with the fruit in the afternoon and if he doesn't eat all of it thats fine go slowly he will be eating you out of house and home in no time.
I hope this helps you out. Have fun it my get messy : ) it's a really fun time for you and him.
Answer by raemommy at 1:23 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
Answer by mrsaustin271 at 8:08 PM on Jun. 15, 2009