Starting solids is considered the beginning of weaning though most moms here don't use the word weaning that way, its more the UK and Europe.
There are ways to thicken feeds that are safer and better, theres something called Thick-it and it thickens the milk without starting solids. I doubt she is allegic to rice, I bet its becuase she sway too young for solids.
I would see a specialist about this and NOT a regular ped. I agree thickened feeds are often the way to go. Has she been given meds to help?
If she needs more calories cereals are NOT the way to go, cereal lacks the calories and nutrients babies need to grow, if she needs more calories than she needs a higher calories formula.
at 10:59 AM on Nov. 3, 2010