So my DD is 3 months old and one of my friends lil boy is 2 wks younger and she is already giving him baby food. I personally think (along with alot of other ppl) that she over feeds him cause that boy has a bottle in his mouth 24/7! But we dont say anything, I was just wondering is it too early for solids? I really wanna start DD on food soon cause we are going on out honeymoon soon and want her to be used to food not just breastmilk.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:46 AM on Jun. 12, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by cdecker83 at 8:55 AM on Jun. 12, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 AM on Jun. 12, 2011
No solids until 6 months, unless for weight gain reasons. She won't take in enough solids at this age to affect how much breast milk she needs anyway. Think of what's best for you baby, not for your convenience.
Answer by Kimedbs at 9:18 AM on Jun. 12, 2011
Sometimes there are reasons for starting earlier, but the current recommendation is 6 months for a breastfed baby and 4 for formula. Solids have less calories per ounce than milk and formula. I don't understand why doctors suggest solids for weight gain. Babies generally take in less milk or formula when you add solids to their diet.
IMHO, solids make things more difficult with a LO as you need to bring more equipment with you when traveling. My twins have a June birthday and I waited until they were 6.5 months to start solids as I didn't want to deal with them during the Christmas holidays. It made visiting people a lot easier without having to bring high chairs, spoons, food, bibs, etc.
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