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Baby food

When do I start giving my son baby food. He can hold his head up. He drinkin a lot of milk

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Asked by kadmomma at 10:16 AM on Jun. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I gave cereal at 4 1/2 months and baby food at 6 months

    Answer by mommom2000 at 10:19 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • I hope you mean formula. Babies should have around 32 oz of formula from 6-12 mo. There are guidelines for how much formula babies should get by weight and age.

    The earliest any baby should start solids is 4 mo. You don't need to use baby foods or cereal, ever. You can fork mash banana, sweet potato, or avacado.


    Answer by Gailll at 10:25 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Baby food is not ever needed. Around six months is the rec. babes do no have digestive maturity to digest solids well so all nutrition comes from breastmilk/formula. Go direct to table food. don't fall into the gerber money trap. banana, avocado, sweet potato, etc Samples from your meals of fruit and veg.

    Answer by amileegirl at 12:30 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • 4 to 6 months. Ask your pedi :) Depends with each kid. They are supposed to be able to sit i believe :)

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:59 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • 3 months for a lil watered down cereal and 4 months for veggies and then fruit a lil while after. baby food is better because it is less of a choking hazard and it is super easy on the go!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • In MY opinion, no sooner then 6 months.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 5:53 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • No sooner than 6 months.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:12 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Keep in mind that solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know nothing about). Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many are now recommending skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breast milk (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 fantastic books on feeding babies, with slightly differing philosophies are Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food. Check them out of the library. Both websites have great information:

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:08 AM on Jun. 13, 2010

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