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AT WHAT AGE SHOULD I START FEEDING MY DAUGHTER BABY FOOD?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:35 PM on Oct. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If I remember correctly, you should start stage one baby food after four months or whenever their tongue-pushes-it-out reflex is gone.
    bdotmom

    Answer by bdotmom at 8:36 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • Last I heard which was a couple of weeks ago Pediatricians are recommending 4 to 6 months old.
    amydh

    Answer by amydh at 8:39 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • Whenever you and she are ready. I started my son on cereal when he was 2 months old and babyfood when he was 3 months old.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:46 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • Birth to 4 months
    5-10 feedings of breast milk or 16-32 oz. of infant formula

    4 to 6 months
    4-7 feedings of breast milk or 26-40 oz. of infant formula

    Infant cereal (rice, oatmeal, or barley) and diluted infant juice can be introduced.

    6 to 8 months
    3-4 feedings of breast milk or 24-32 oz. of infant formula

    Strained mashed food, including cooked vegetables (avoid corn and peas), such as carrots and green beans, and fresh or cooked fruit

    Infant juices in a cup


    This also depends on your child... My daughter could only drink 6oz formula at a time by 3 mos was on cereal and 6 mos table food
    tocreatefire

    Answer by tocreatefire at 8:47 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • I waited until my daughter was six months
    mom4ever05

    Answer by mom4ever05 at 8:47 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • six months at the very least to avoid digestive problems
    MomOfDagJag

    Answer by MomOfDagJag at 9:15 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • six months. there's really no rush, it's more exciting for parents than the baby.
    charisma10

    Answer by charisma10 at 10:27 PM on Oct. 3, 2008

  • i believe you can at 4 months if you baby is ready however our peditrician wants us to wait until 6 months because it decreases the chance of food allergies the longer you wait.
    ctsassy

    Answer by ctsassy at 10:25 PM on Oct. 4, 2008

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