My daughter turned 2 months on 8/10 and has shown definite signs of being interested in solid foods. The doctor just told me no earlier than 4 months, but she watches me eat and does her little mouth movements like she's eating. I know foods have changed since the earlier years when mothers used to feed their babies cereal from week one to get their babies to sleep through the night (or so my family has told me) so I just wondered if this would be ok to do in this day and age?Answer Question
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It is recommended that babie be exclusively breastfed for 6 mo. A baby moving it's mouth does not mean the digestive system can digest food. Cereal is difficult to digest and isn't a good first solid. At 6 mo fork mashed banana, sweet potato, or avacado can be given to the baby to feed itself.
Formula fed babies sometimes start solids as early as 4 mo but they can wait until 6 mo. Cereal was invented as a way to get iron in babies before iron was in formula. Now that iron is in formula there is no need for difficult to digest, constipation causing cereal.
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