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When did you start feeding your baby solids?

I'm a little annoyed that my MIL is starting this bs routine on me again, by saying that "my son was eating mashed potatoes and gravy when he was just 8 weeks old." Fabulous. My son and daughter did/will not...

But! That's not what I'm talking about. Baby cereals, and pureed foods. I've heard different things from pediatricians and a lady I know who works at the WIC office.

How old were they when you completely took them off formula?

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Asked by ManicMomma02 at 2:03 PM on Jun. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Took my son of formula at 12 months he was eating solids at 4 months(he was a hungry baby) DD I BF till she was 13 months and she stopped. She started solids at 8 months, she just didnt like them I did not forse them.

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 2:08 PM on Jun. 15, 2010

  • i didnt take my son off of formula until he was 1 year old. but i started him on rice cereal and baby food around 4-5 months. i believe 4 and a half months. around 6-7 months is when i started letting him taste mashed potatoes here and there.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 2:08 PM on Jun. 15, 2010

  • They need formula or Breast milk until at least one. I would suggest skipping "baby" puree' and waiting until your child is old enough to sit up and pick up and eat bites or real food, like avocado, bakes sweet potatoes...

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:38 PM on Jun. 15, 2010

  • Breastmilk or formula they have to have till one. My son is 11.5 months and is still on formula. Not too much longer after hes one though. I started purees at 4 months per my dr and some soft table foods likes potato, avacado, babana, bread etc at 6 and he switched to all table food at 7 cause he wouldnt eat baby food anymore :)

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 3:48 PM on Jun. 15, 2010

  • same as #1, solids at 4 months, off formula and bottle at 12 months.

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 4:43 PM on Jun. 15, 2010

  • We started solids at 7 months with mashed avocado. We skipped the cereal and only did jarred foods when we went out to eat. Otherwise she ate pureed foods that we prepared at home. She's 10 months and is now eating more table foods, though we do eat spicy food a lot so I will still sometimes cook her some veggies that are separate from our meals. She is breastfed and I will continue to nurse her to at least 1 year. We will most likely go longer, but she will definitely not be on only solids until after a year.

    Answer by Christina807 at 7:30 PM on Jun. 15, 2010

  • 71/2 months table foods of fruit and veggie. no puree unless normally soft or made that way. no yucky cereal or jar food. Will keep nursing a year and beyond.

    Answer by amileegirl at 12:35 AM on Jun. 16, 2010

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