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Solids?

At what age did you first give your baby rice cereal with formula/breast milk?

 
GiannisMomma

Asked by GiannisMomma at 7:14 AM on Aug. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My pedi started my son at 4 months. With my next child i will be waiting until 6 and skipping cereals and purees and going straight to soft fork mashed foods :)
    carsonsmommytam

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 11:17 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • Way back in 1996, we didn't know better..I introduced at 4 months. Now, I skip cereal completely and skip purees...We start with soft chunks of food they can self feed starting when they can sit up unassisted and feed themselves. Food before one is for fun and practice only. Babies stomachs are not ready to digest any food, much less rice cereal. By the time they are 6 months at the very least, and can sit up and eat finger foods, you know their stomachs are ready for foods.


    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/delay-solids.html


    http://www.kellymom.com/store/handouts/nutrition/delay-solids.pdf


     


     

    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:21 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:23 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • I just started to try and my daughter is 6 months. Not too much goes in though! LOL
    Ibulili

    Answer by Ibulili at 8:15 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • We skipped cereal (constipating, interferesvwith breastmilk iron absorbtion, tastes bad) and purees/jars and went right to tablefood at 7 1/2 months. We do baby led solids. We started with avocado, sweet potato, cooked blueberries from my pancakes, ripe pear, banana, squishy beans, and butternut squash. It quickly progressed to anything including beets, kiwi, cauliflower, 3 bean chili, guacamole, hummus, pickles (in moderation..she likes half sours) etc. We always meal share. By the time she was 10 m she could easily handle whole bananas, mango spears, apples, and pears. The sky is the limit. She self fed from the start (i do load a spoon and she'll take it or takes food from my fingers too) and She'll try anything and I get to eat a hot meal with two hands.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:55 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • 6 months
    Mom2Giovanna

    Answer by Mom2Giovanna at 12:17 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

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