ok one doc says its time to feed jazs jar food vegies and fruit. one doc says to give rice or oatmeal (it stops her up). what should I do feed her the food that she likes(right now its only squash, she dont like greenbeans, peas, or nannas) or the food that stops her up (i have to give her juice and suppositories)? with my oldest jar food stopped her up so she went straight to table food.
Answer by amileegirl at 11:25 PM on Jul. 31, 2010
Doctors have no training in nutrition. They may have never taken a nutrition course. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 mo. The earliest to start solids is 4 mo with a formula baby. You never need to waste money on inferior baby food or cereal. You can start with fork mashed food. Mash the food and let the baby feed itself. Banana, sweet potato, and avocado are good first solids. Cereals are hard to digest, aren't needed, don't make babies sleep, and can cause constipation.
http://www.kellymom.com/ is a good breastfeeding website with starting solids info.
Answer by Gailll at 11:48 AM on Jul. 31, 2010
When baby is really ready for food they can usually pick it up and feed it to themselves. Since cereal isn't working, don't give that. I'd stop buying the jars and just give her bits of table foods and let her feed herself. Babies are good at getting what they need, so just keep putting a variety of finger foods on her tray and then let the rest be up to her. If she is not ready for finger foods then she may not be ready for solids at all.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:55 PM on Jul. 31, 2010
Okay, I just checked another question you posted and it looks like baby is only 4 months old. THAT is why baby is refusing or not tolerating most of what you are trying to give. I say stop all solids until at least 6 months old. It really sounds like her little system just isn't ready yet.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:57 PM on Jul. 31, 2010
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