how long should i wait b4 introducing a new food 2 my 4 mnth old. We just tried applesauce yesterday.
Answer by rhianna1708 at 5:59 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
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Answer by OliviasMommy614 at 6:01 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
The very latest recommendation is that all babies wait until 6 mo to start solids, not just bf babies. Applesauce isn't a good first solid because apples are had to digest and are bad for the sensitive digestive system. That's why apple juice is sometimes recommended for constipation. It irritates the digestive system and is actually making the baby ill (not well) so the baby will pass the hard stool. Cereals are also hard to digest and infants don't need them.
Bananas, sweet potato, and avocados are good first solids. The next good solids are meats for iron. Baby food isn't needed, you can mash food with a fork and let baby feed itself. If the baby can self-feed then it isn't ready for solids.
Answer by Gailll at 6:07 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
Actually the wait a week between foods recommendation is out. There was a review of studies and they found no evidence to support that recommendation. More info can be found on the American Academy of Pediatrics web site. Just about all foods can be started after 6 mo including peanuts. The things babies shouldn't have is milk until a year, honey until a year, and foods that are choking hazards. Of course babies should have only nutritious food and not juice drinks, candy, coke, ect.
Answer by Gailll at 6:11 PM on Sep. 11, 2010
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