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BABY FOOD!!!!

How old were your babies when you first started giving them rice cereal? Stage 1? My mother in law scolds me bc i started giving my 3 month old son rice cereal bc by all the books and his doctor he's ready and HE LOVES IT!!!!! He's just shy of 4 months now and she still freaks out about it, but he does great swallows well and gets all happy and giggly when its dinner time. She freaked out on me the other day for even mentioning starting stage 1 foods. So am I wrong for giving it to him or should I just ignore her?

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DessaG20

Asked by DessaG20 at 3:24 PM on Dec. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Make your child's dietary decisions with your doctor and you will do just fine, leave your mother in the dark on the subject as much as possible.

    FYI, a lot of Mom's on here are going to attack you for doing foods already, so you may want to close your question soon....
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 3:33 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • my son started stage one foods and he loves them too.as long as your pediatrician says its okay and he's not having problems with them you're fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • I just started solids stage 1 last week. Baby girl is very greedy ate the whole jar. She's 4months old and perfectly healthy.
    ANu-Lyfe

    Answer by ANu-Lyfe at 4:34 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • Your Mother in Law is right.
    Cassieniccole

    Answer by Cassieniccole at 4:50 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • what is wrong with giving a baby rice cereal a month early cass?
    IlovemyNicholas

    Answer by IlovemyNicholas at 11:58 PM on Dec. 3, 2008

  • 3 months is not a month early, infants should not have solids until 6 months.


    The following organizations recommend that all babies be exclusively breastfed (no cereal, juice or any other foods) for the first 6 months of life (not the first 4-6 months):




    Cassieniccole

    Answer by Cassieniccole at 12:44 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • * World Health Organization
    * UNICEF
    * US Department of Health & Human Services
    * American Academy of Pediatrics
    * American Academy of Family Physicians
    * American Dietetic Association
    * Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
    * Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
    * Health Canada
    Cassieniccole

    Answer by Cassieniccole at 12:44 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Delaying solids gives baby greater protection from illness.
    Delaying solids gives baby's digestive system time to mature.
    Delaying solids decreases the risk of food allergies.
    Delaying solids helps to protect baby from iron-deficiency anemia.
    Delaying solids helps to protect baby from future obesity.
    Cassieniccole

    Answer by Cassieniccole at 12:45 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Cassieniccole

    Answer by Cassieniccole at 12:46 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

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