Ok ladies, my little dd turned 4 months on Monday. She is in the 80th percentile for her size and is growing quickly. She is actually rather large. The thing I am wondering about is mothers who fed their babies at the exact time the doctor's said it was okay, why did you do that? But mostly I am interested in the mothers who waited to feed their babies. Why did you wait? Did you find it beneficial for the babies health?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:55 PM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
I think I started giving cereal at 3-4 months or so and mashed regular food when bottles were not enough anymore and he would see me eating and open his mouth probably around 4-6 months and gradually gave him chunkier and more solid the more he was used to eating real food and could chew it up with his gums and few teeth. I don't really remember the ages cause he is almost 4 years but I just did it when he showed signs he was ready and he was doing good with it. I don't think I gave him anything too early that he wasn't ready for. I've heard people saying they started giving their baby cereal in their formula at 2 weeks old so they would keep the baby fuller longer and they would sleep longer! Now that is too early!!
Answer by charrenee at 8:11 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:01 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
We waited and took it very slow for the fact that my DD has baby acid reflex and up until she was about 5 months old if you didn't know that she had it and it was acting up you would have thought that she was colic. I can remember I would just be crying along with her and feeling so helpless for her cause all we could do was hold her one way and walk back and forth give her gas drops and just hope and pray that it would work and she would feel better.
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