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When should you start feeding your baby only solids?


Asked by EliasMommyDec09 at 11:05 PM on Oct. 17, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Babies should be exclusively breastfed or formula fed until 6 months. (They should not even have cereal before 6 months.) The World Health Organization recommends continuing to breastfeed for at least 2 years and as long after that as is mutually desired by mom and baby. My son will be 3 in January and is still nursing several times a day. I think formula fed babies generally get off formula around a year, but they do make toddler formulas if you want to use them.

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 6:36 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • The recommendation is for baby to get nothing but breastmilk for at least the first 6 months. I started all 3 of my kids at 6 months.

    I just noticed you said "only" solids. Did you mean no breastmilk or formula? The absolute minimum for breastmilk or formula is one year.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:29 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Never, even grown ups need liquid.

    Answer by Pnukey at 10:13 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • It depends on how you feed your baby now.

    Answer by Erin814 at 11:08 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • i had to start my dd early due to her not being able to go to the bathroom for a week at a time...i started with prunes-dr. instructed me to- at 3 1/2 months...but usually 4 1/2 or 5months

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 11:08 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • bout 7months they still gonna need milk and juice

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:44 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Just solids around a year old,that's what I did.I started a little bit of solid food at around 4 months.

    Answer by bucky77 at 4:38 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • I agree with PhillsBabyMama. I was going to type pretty much the same response.

    Answer by momoflilangel at 3:49 PM on Oct. 27, 2010