my baby is almost 3 months old and has a huge appetite is now ok to start like 1st foods or is she too young?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Please read this : http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/delay-solids.html Your baby is WAY to young.
The above article explains how early introduction of solids can harm your baby.
All these health organizations say you should wait AT LEAST 6 months before introducing solids: World Health Organization, UNICEF, US Department of Health & Human Services, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians,and American Dietetic Association.
Your baby is probably going through a growth spurt. Just keep nursing on demand or feeding formula.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 12:33 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by purpleducky at 12:39 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Purpleducky, other than the fact that you "don't buy into this whole starting solids early is harmful crap," do you have anything useful to add? Perhaps you'd like to site evidence based articles, studies, etc. that support your opinion. I would LOVE to see them.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 12:46 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by purpleducky at 12:56 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Uh, huh. Well I'm sure you could find them then, if they are so numerous.... But since you haven't shared those articles here how are we to know that the articles are sound? Are they peer reviewed?
I wonder why NO major health organizations seem to share your opinion. If those articles were based on good scientific evidence I'm sure it would have gotten their attention.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 1:04 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by denisekeene at 1:06 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by amileegirl at 1:06 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by amileegirl at 1:12 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by denisekeene at 1:15 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Denisekeene, enough time has not passed for you to see if there are any lasting negative effects caused by introducing solids so early. Things like diabetes, allergies, obesity, etc can crop up YEARS later. It's only been 3 months in your case.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 1:18 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
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