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First solids

We just started giving babyfood last night. She's 5 mo, we gave her sweet potatoes mixed with rice cereal and breastmilk, she pounded a half jar no prob. Everything has been coming out today just as normal, pee and poop. I'm just wondering if this sounds about right based on your experience, or are there other recommendations? Thanks.


Asked by yesmaam at 1:54 PM on Jun. 14, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My DD's dr told me to introduce rice cereal first.. 1 tablespoon and 2 tablespoons of breast milk.. then once she got up to 2 tablespoons of cereal that I could introduce baby food.. I started out with one food per day .. to make sure there was no reaction.. We started with peas.. and now she has had every fruit and veggie in the gerber 1st stage and I even introduced some meat.. Beech nut 1st stage meats.. So I nurse her .. then for breakfast she gets cereal and a fruit and then she gets breast milk thru the day then for dinner she gets either meat and a veggie or 2 veggies :) and my DD is 5 months and 1 wk.. hope this helps :)

    Answer by Emmajosmommy at 11:07 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • My only advice is introducing one food at a time incase he's allergic. Other than that sounds great.

    Answer by mlmsm928 at 1:58 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I'm starting with just cereal for a week and then adding 1 solid next week. One new thing a week in case of reaction and so belly gets used to it. I have a 6 month old. Wish you lived close by we could have a play date!

    Answer by Naplesmommy03 at 2:25 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • sounds fine to me. My kids were both on rice cereal in their bottles as very young infants. but when I started jarred foods, I usually started with the green veggies first, they both loved their greenbeans

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 2:27 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Thank you ladies, nice try cherio momma!

    Comment by yesmaam (original poster) at 11:42 AM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • Cherios

    Answer by Wanabmommy at 4:30 PM on Jun. 14, 2011