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when did you start feeding your baby cereal my baby is 3 months old?

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Asked by kissy92 at 7:02 PM on Jan. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it is recommended to start introducing solid foods at 6 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:02 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • I started at 4 months. My son is a big boy and bottles weren't enough for him anymore..

    Answer by michellelee3708 at 7:05 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • Exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months is recommended. At that time regular foods can be started. Babies never need baby cereal, jar food, puffs, ect. They can start with banana, sweet potato, or avocado. Mash a little with a fork and let the baby feed itself.

    The earliest a formula fed baby should start solids is 4 months. You want to be very careful with your artificially fed baby that you haven't overfed and that your baby isn't overweight. Babies should double birthweight at 6 months. A 7 pound baby should weigh about 14 pounds at 6 months. You can't feed an artifically fed baby on demand. Babies have strong sucking desire and will overeat if you let them. That's why there are charts that tell you how much formula to feed a bottle and a day to make sure you don't feed too much. The AAP is concerned overweight babies and toddlers have lifelong weight and health problems.

    Answer by Gailll at 7:16 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • 6 months.

    Answer by Jan0609momma at 7:24 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • 5 mos with DD, DS tried solids, though not cereal at 7 mos.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:11 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • only breastmilk or formula until at least 6 months old

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:59 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • Didn't do cereal. Have you ever tasted it? **grin**

    Mashed banana, six months.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:49 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • 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 8:27 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

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