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is it bad that i havent introduced solids to my daughter who will be 6 months on the 18th?

ive tried to give her sqaushed up bananas once and she didnt seem to interested so i just stopped trying,she also has no teeth yet...


Asked by mommy16love at 2:10 PM on Jan. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Not at all!! Solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know little about).Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many now recommend skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:16 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • No. Check with your pediatrican about it. Good luck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • Not at all. In fact, quite the opposite. It's very healthy for her that you have delayed solids.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • No, it is not bad. Food now is for practice. You can start introducing food to her slowly. She might not have liked the texture of the smashed bananas. A baby does not need teeth to eat pureed foods. It is new to her and it might take time of her to get use to it. Try one food a week and see how it goes.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 2:14 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • No. I've always had exclusively breastfeed babies and never introduced solids until they were 6 months old.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • If she is nursed, then she doesn't even have to have any until she is like a year old. If she is Formula fed, then you could even still wait like a month or two to even worry about it. No harm.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:16 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • I introduced solids to my dd at 4 mos... she had 4 teeth by then and was VERY interested! If she's watching you eat and looks like she's wanting it, introduce it! My dd's first solid (not recommended) was strawberries due to her father and she LOVED them... plus she has no allergies to anything at the age of 5!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Jan. 13, 2010

  • thank u all for ur answers.. HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!

    Answer by mommy16love at 2:18 PM on Jan. 13, 2010