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My sisster has a 3 week old baby and his grandmother wants her to feed him applesauce what should she do ?

the reason the grandma wants her to do that is because he eats alot and she thinks he is not full and when the grandma asked her to do something and she dosent do it the grandma gets mad at her

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Asked by amandatyler23 at 4:01 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • feeding a baby that young solids isn't just a bad idea, it is dangerous. Her kid= her rules!

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 4:03 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Are you serious? She's the mother,she should do what she wants!

    Answer by mompam at 4:04 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • She shouldn't do any such thing obviously. A three week old baby is acting perfectly normal! We'd eat round the clock too if we had the stomach the size of a walnut.

    Let grandma get mad if she wants. She'll get over it. And if she stays mad and won't talk to her granddaughter, well, the problem will be solved that way too.

    Answer by amileegirl at 4:08 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Give the grandmother info that says the baby shouldn't have solids until 4-6 months. If the baby is breastfeed is a great website with lots of links.

    How old is the grandmother? I'm 53 and when I was a mom we didn't give babies solids until 4 months (at least the well informed moms).

    Answer by Gailll at 4:11 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Tell grandma no no no. Three week olds are supposed to be hungry.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:11 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Unless she wants her baby to have a bad tummy ache. Dangerous also.

    Answer by mommorgan at 4:12 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • NOT give her the applesauce, that is what she should do. I don't care if Grandma gets mad or not, introducing solids into an immature digestive tract that can't process it (especially high fiber applesauce) can HURT the baby. It is perfectly normal for babies that young to eat on average every two hours, sometimes they might go longer, others they might want to eat again within 30 minutes. Most mother's have bonded enough with their infants to read their cues and to know when they are hungry and when they are not. Not every cry a child utters is due to hunger. If all else fails "blame" it on the Ped. Tell Grandma the Ped said no solids whatsoever until 6months. If she was really persistant, honestly I wouldn't leave her alone with the baby for fear she would try to jam the applesauce in her mouth which realistically she would just push out with her tongue anyway because babies that young usually can't even swallow solids!

    Answer by WindyTheWidow at 4:14 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE. I know how she feels she should stop her now she should tell her how thankfull she is for her adviceat the same time she have to tell her that the baby is very young for solid foods. my mil literaly trys to tell me to feed my son with table food, but she wont come and try, she can always tell grandma that if the baby is hungry he needs a bottle and that it, also, he digesty system is no ready for applesauce and that she will feed him with baby formula or breast milk however, that what he needs. grandma want to help she have to let her know that, but remember who is the mother IS YOUR BABY.... dont let grandma to make decisions but she always can make sugestions let her know it ....

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:20 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Tell her thats her babya nd besides babies are supposed to eat!! thast what they do. GRANDMA IS WELCOME TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS BUT NOT TELL MOM HOW TO RAISED HER BABY!!

    Answer by piwife at 4:23 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • She is the mother and she should not let Grandma bully her. What it comes down to is... if she answers the arguments with facts she can NEVER lose. And should not feel bad for upsetting or hurting grandma's feelings... because she was right and made the right decision for HER child.

    Maybe she should take her to a doctors appointment and the doctor can tell her the facts on how to introduce a baby to solids. She can be mad at the DR. She should also look on page 312 of "What to expect the first year". Grandma needs to maybe take a child development class. Times have changed. We have learned so much it the past 30 years.


    Answer by Kittie31 at 4:34 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

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