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Ok so my daughter is 3 months and 1 week old...she weighs about question is when is the right age to start giving her rice cereal??...Keep in mind i Nurse her!

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Asked by MamaD620 at 9:01 PM on Jan. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 6 months is recommended.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 9:03 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Depends on your doctor... My son's doctor had us start him at 4 months which most around were we live do but some wait til 6 months I would just ask your daughters pedi

    Answer by TristansMommy16 at 9:04 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • I started my son at around 3 months. But he wasn't exclusively breast fed.

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 9:10 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • No earlier than six months when they can sit up unsupported, have lost the tongue thrust reflex and shows interest in food. You can skip the rice cereal entirely...It is constipated and tastes worse than glue. Go direct to tabe foods

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:10 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • APA recommends 4-6 months

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Never...
    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 9:14 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • here is a link on solids and the breastfeed baby
    6 to 9mo. And personally I chose to skip the cereal. DD's first food was avacado mixed w/ breastmilk

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • i start with solid tastings when my kids show an interest and have teeth. i always start with veggies.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 10:38 AM on Jan. 21, 2010

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