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in what month you baby is ready to get soft food?

i have a baby boy he is only 3 monts old, he is breastfeed right now ,but sometimes he seems not be full and i want to begin to feed him with soft food. like vegetables but the doctor told me that he need to wait to de 4 month is that right?

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Asked by matthew0804 at 11:17 AM on Nov. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Right at 4 months - just a little rice ceral first - just so she could "practice" eating.

    Answer by chefronswife at 11:20 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • AT LEAST til 4 months. It is actually recommended that when you breastfeed to wait until 6 months to introduce solids. Right now at 3 months baby is going through yet another growth spurt. This too will even out and baby won't seem as hungry. Another thing to remember is that the breast can often be used for comfort making you think baby is hungry.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • There is no such thing as practice feeding.

    Babies should not have solids until 4-6 months. With a breastfed baby you can wait until around 6 months because human milk is the best nutrition and anything you give the baby takes the place of human milk.

    There is no need for cereal even if you start at 4 months. Cereal is a highly processed, high carb food. Babies don't need a high carb food. Why cereal was invented for babies was as a way to give formula fed babies iron before there was iron fortified formula. Good first solids are banana, sweet potato, and avocado. There is no need for jar food or the puffs or cereals.

    Your baby is probably going through a growth spurt. Don't worry, your body will produce what your body needs.

    For lots of good info on starting solids go to has breastfeeding discussion boards

    Answer by Gailll at 11:31 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • Sounds like your babe's in a growth spurt. Just keep nursing and it'll work out. Giving solids right now would be counter-productive.

    Min age for solids is 6 months... try mashed avocado or banana. Both good choices.

    Answer by LeanneC at 12:06 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • BTW Gaill food is for "practice" in the beginning. When people say this it means that food is NOT to replace breastmilk / formula but is used to help the child get use to ingesting food in such a way. Many people believe that when you INTRODUCE solids you are to take away a feeding (breastmilk/formula). The phrase "food for practice" is used to illustrate that the food is not going to be baby's main source of nutrition til at least year one.


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • atleast 4 months. not all kids are ready to eat at 4

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 12:20 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

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