I just wanted to know how old your little one was when you started him or her on baby cereal and jar food.All of my friends that have babies right now that are 4-5 months old can feed thier babies cereal.My 4 month old had her 4 month check-up today and my Dr told me that she wants me to wait till she is 6 months to start giving it to her.I have two older boys and I know they were 4 months when I started giving them cereal and jar food.She said if she went thru a growth spurt she would be drinking alot more and if I feel like she is hungry all the time I can start giving her alittle bit of cereal for a week or so and then start with the veggies before anything else.Not sure what to do at the moment.Any suggestions?Answer Question
Answer by CarriePM at 9:42 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
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Answer by ecodani at 11:20 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
The latest recommendation is that formula and breastfed babies wait until 6 mo to start solids. There is never any need for cereal or commercial baby food. Babies can be given fork mashed banana or sweet potato to feed themself as a first solid. Cereal is hard to digest, causes constipation, and isn't a good food for infants. It was invented to get iron in infants before iron was in formula. Just because you started solids at 4 mo with your other children doesn't make it right. Breastmilk is best for brain growth. If not breastfed, formula is better than cereal or other foods. Brain growth is the most important developmental task in the first 12 mo. Babies need to get at least 32 oz formula until 12 mo. If a formula fed baby goes through a growth spurt the best thing is to give more formula not to substitute cereal.
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