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my nephew is 4 months old and prefers baby food more than formula is this ok he wont eat a bottle anymore and i know hes hungry what do i do and is this normal?

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Asked by gabby2010 at 5:20 PM on Feb. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • why is he eating babyfood at 4 months? Maybe try putting some into his milk and see if he'll take it that way?

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Why would you feed a 4 month old baby food. Suppose to start at 6 months. No it's not enough to just feed him food. He needs the nutrients the formula has. Try a different brand. I BF and when I can't my LO will only take emfamil lipil.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Do not put baby food in a bottle. It's a choking hazard. GEESH!!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:25 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • It's not ok. Brains are supposed to develop on human milk. If they don't get human milk then formula is a poor next best substitute. A baby's brain needs it for the first 12 months. Veggies, fruits, cereal, even meat and other baby food does not grow good brain. It is not something that can be made up for later. If the baby doesn't get it now it will forever affect how the brain had developed and IQ.

    Formula tastes awful. You might try other formula. You are the adult, make the baby have the formula and not other foods.

    Answer by Gailll at 5:25 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • who said anything about a bottle.. geeesh you.. and besides whatever she decides to do is her choice

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Don't listen to Gaill. Formula is fine, just scale back the amount of the other food. If you have to, feed the formula first, then pureed food. It is fine to feed baby food at four months. It is just not supposed to be the only thing they eat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:58 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Scale back the baby food. Formula (or breastmilk) is the primary food all through the first year. Too many solids can shortchange baby.

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:33 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • blah blah blah gaill stfu god... my DS has been eatting baby food since 2 1/2 months and he now eats breakfast lunch and dinner with bottles inbetween if he isnt taking the bottles scale back on the food try only giving it at night with a bottle he will eat it when he gets hungry enough he's just gonna cry alot in the beginning your just gonna have to get through it

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Dr's say that they need a minimum of 24 oz of formula/breastmilk daily. When you give solids (at whatever age YOU decide) they are more to introduce food than to get nutrition from them. Definitely keep giving him bottles, they are more important. If you're really having trouble ask your Dr. maybe they have a good suggestion.

    Answer by wanttoadopt0707 at 10:59 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

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