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whe do you start feeding baby food

my son is 3 onths old and i forgot when to start giveing him baby food

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Asked by ArmyLove2006 at 11:01 PM on Nov. 25, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I waited until 6 months.

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 11:02 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • i would say 6 months

    Answer by Melissa561 at 11:08 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • i started feeding my 1st baby at xmas time she was around 4 mths old,Her bday was (18th aug 03)...... I only gave her farax and only small amounts to start with.
    I had another baby who was born (22nd may 06) she was 6 weeks early so i waited til she was 6 mths before i started her on baby food.
    And i currently have a 3 1/2 mth old who will be starting on farax xmas day. (23rd aug 08)
    Hope that hel;ps, it really depends when you and your baby are ready for that next step. Talk to your doctor if you need more advice they will be able to help.

    Answer by mummy03 at 11:15 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • You can start feeding rice cereal at about 4 months. Just follow the directions on the box on how to mix it.... Definately start with rice cereal because its the easiest to digest. Good luck!!!

    Answer by CoreyLynn at 11:20 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • I gave my daughter applesauce at 2 1/2 months and she is fine. She just was not getting full with only formula.

    Answer by Theone3608 at 11:28 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • When you discuss it with your doctor and the two of you determine that your baby is ready. Just like they don't all roll over at the same time, they're not all ready for food at the same time! :)

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 1:03 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • A lot of people start by feeding rice cereal at 4 months old. However, the new studies show that babies should be exclusively breastfed or if you have to formula fed the first 6 months of their life. This helps prevent childhood obesity and possible allergies from babies being exposed to food that their little bodies aren't ready to digest. I am waiting until my son is 6 months old. I don't believe when people say that they aren't getting full on milk...maybe their going through a growth spurt and need either more milk or more frequent feedings. My son went through a period where he wanted to nurse every 2 MIL kept saying he's not getting full put cereal in his bottle. NO WAY!!! He's just a growing boy. Your doctor knows best though and there are certain things your baby should be able to do before starting solids.

    Answer by britni11 at 1:09 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • I agree with bitni11...wait til 6mos...and rice cereal really isn't that has no nutritional value..its like you eating white bread. Its fortified with iron your baby can't absorb which leads to constipation. After 6mos when to intoduce which foods is all guidlines ...see what works.

    Answer by Farrahann at 2:29 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • Ask your pediatrician. Mine recommends waiting until 6 months. The AAP recommends starting sometime between 4 and 6 months. Some studies have shown that early introduction of solids can cause food allergies (although others have shown no relationship). Other studies have shown that babies who start solids at a very young age stay on purees (like stage 1) until they are comparitively older than those who start on solids later. (ie. a baby who starts on solids at 4 months is more likely to still be on stage 1 food at 8 months, whereas a baby who starts on solids at 6 months has progressed to stage 2 or 3 by 8 months.) Of course, you will find opposite studies as well, because it's hard to prove most things definitely. :-)

    Answer by degsyuna at 4:37 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • I started my son on cereal when he was 2 months old and babyfood when he was 3 months old. I don't agree with waiting.

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:20 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

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