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Eating Solids

Ok so i have a 4 month old baby girl...she weighs about 15lbs...my question is when is it a good time to start her on cereal...i dont want to rush her but at the same tome she seems to be a lot more hungry through out the day??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:49 PM on Feb. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If formula fed, you can start now...but the formula is her MAIN meal and cereal won't really make much difference. This is growth spurt time.

    If breastfed...just continue to nurse. SIx months for solids.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:53 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • It is best to wait until baby is at least 6 months old before starting solids. How much they weigh has nothing to do with being ready.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:53 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • she is nursed but also i supplement with formula on occasions!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • She's fine to spoon feed. But as always, I'd suggest running it by the ped if you're not sure. Good Luck.
    LyTe684

    Answer by LyTe684 at 1:47 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • 4 months is about when I started my son on cereal. He did really good with it.
    BlainesMommy09

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 1:48 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • I'd wait 6-8 weeks at least. Since you said she's primarly nursed, just nurse more when she seems hungry.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:12 PM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • My daughter started a variety of solids at 4 months old. She liked them all and is doing very well with finger foods at 7 months.
    jls9917

    Answer by jls9917 at 12:38 AM on Feb. 13, 2010

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