I wanted to know how old your child was when they started on solids (cereal, baby food, etc.) and what did you first feed them? I read now that doctors are suggesting that you can feed your baby a meat or even applesauce first and that it doesn't have to be cereal like long ago. My daughter will be 4 months old on the 26th and she's been showing signs of readiness for solids for quite sometime. Actually since she was about 1 1/2 months to 2 months old she was holding her head up without support, watched us eat, and took from a spoon with out using the "push" reflex. I tried cereal at 2 1/2 months but she just wasn't interested. Do you think it would okay to start her on something else besides cereal first? My pediatrician wants me to wait to give her solids until she's 6 months but I know she'll eat them before them. If possible please give some suggestions. Thanks!Answer Question
Answer by SassyDee01963 at 2:34 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
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Answer by amileegirl at 2:49 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
Just because a baby will eat food doesn't mean they can digest it right or should eat food. It is recommended babies be breastfed exclusively for 6 months. If a baby is formula fed then the baby can start solids at 4 mo. No organization recommends starting meat or applesauce first.
You can start fork mashed banana, sweet potato, or avacado and let baby feed itself. Breastmilk or formula needs to remain the main source of nutrients the first year for brain growth. All food should be nutritious. Eating in the first year is not for practice or fun or any such nonsense. That myth was started by a baby food company.
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