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Solid foods @ 4mths

How should I introduce them to my 4 month old? How much rice? She drinks special formula (elecare) and has bad reflux/apnea as well. How much jar food? Its been awhile since I have fed a baby, baby food.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:44 AM on Apr. 29, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • What does your pediatrician say?

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:45 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • no food until 6 months

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:45 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • No food until 6 months. And I wouldn't even give white rice cereal at all.

    You should look up Baby Led Solids. Great thing....

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:46 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • her gi doctor says to start now, since she will be 5 months on may 9th, and it will help with her reflux. She sees her ped next month, and her ped will tell me to talk to her gi doctor about it

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:46 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Talk to the pediatrician, I would not give jar food until 6 mo, I think rice is ok at 4 mo according to our pedi. Although my mother and many mother's before laugh at me b/c I am not give our DD baby food yet at 3 mo.

    Answer by yesmaam at 10:47 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • If your doctor says rice is okay b/c of reflux, then give her some in a spoon very watered down with formula. Feed her after she has had a bottle, the cereal is just an add-on. Hold off on jarred foods.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:49 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I started the cereals with both of mine at 2 mo. The dr. said it was ok. My son had reflux, too and seemed to keep cereals and fruits and veg down better. I believe I started fruits with him by 3 mo. Only 1 new one every few days to see how he handled it. His weight increased better, too once he started eating solids. Good luck!!

    Answer by AngieBry at 10:50 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • just a small amount of cerial in the am. mixed with formula.and only a few "bits" of jar food stage 1 at a time for 3-5 days to make sure babies no allergic. only introduce one new thing at a time.
    i started giving my middle child solids or jar food at 4-5 months.he was soo hungry i didnt know what else to age of 1 he had sooo many allergies and is now allergic to dairy,cheese,eggs,nuts,tomatoes,and a few other things i wish i had waited a bit longer. with baby number 3 she just now started foods when she was 8 months old and is almost 11 months old and just now starting table foods.

    Answer by sandraberke at 10:55 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Ok, in that case. Give brown rice cereal, and mix it with a little formula and give it only after a bottle. Start off with only a few tablespoons max.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:55 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • My son is 5 months, I started giving him rice cereal once a day before bedtime. Starting other stuff when he's 6 months. The rice cereal is just for preparing him for other food. I usually mix 1oz of bm and a tbsp of cereal

    Answer by Amy2079 at 12:49 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

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