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 Just to give you a little background - I gave birth to my son who was 9lbs 12 oz at birth. I will admit I gave him cereal in his bottles a little earlier to help him sleep at night. Now he is almost 6 months and we have started doing foods (fruits and veggies). My friend gave birth to her daughter whom was around 7 lbs. Both myself and friend are on the heavier side as it runs in our family- ( I'm working n losing mine btw) but my friend refuses to feed her daughter infant foods and cereals because she is afraid that her being a chubby baby will make her a chubby and over weight adult. I think that if you teach a healthy lifestyle then you wont have to worry about your child turning into an over weight adult. PLEASE ADD YOUR OPINION -CAUSE I THINK HER REASONING IS DUMB

by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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Makhismommy
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:07 PM

 thank god someone else sees it my way

Quoting Nynnie:

My son was born 6lb 13oz. At 1 1/2 months he was around that same weight, it's much better to have a chubby baby than a skinny one, I promise. Anyhow, he got over that. I didn't give him anything besides formula and juice in his bottles. He started cereal at 4or5m and vegies then fruits at 6 months and even this little man, coming from 2 skinny parents got chubby. They're eating, but they aren't able to work off the weight yet. When they start walking, they run that baby weight right off.

 

paganmommy4
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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babies need baby food because their stomachs are not designed for digesting our foods. 

Baby foods are on the low allergy side too

Bigger babies are the result of untreated gestational diabetes in some cases you can tell when the baby has a bigger chest

chubby babies do not equal fat adults.. she needs to feed her baby age appropriate foods

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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Oh, you were looking for other parents who did no research and have no idea what the fuck they're doing. Cool.

Quoting Makhismommy:

 thank god someone else sees it my way

Quoting Nynnie:

My son was born 6lb 13oz. At 1 1/2 months he was around that same weight, it's much better to have a chubby baby than a skinny one, I promise. Anyhow, he got over that. I didn't give him anything besides formula and juice in his bottles. He started cereal at 4or5m and vegies then fruits at 6 months and even this little man, coming from 2 skinny parents got chubby. They're eating, but they aren't able to work off the weight yet. When they start walking, they run that baby weight right off.

 



audreesmama
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Please cite your sources to prove that baby food is a necessity before one year of age, because I can certainly list ones that contradict that statement entirely. 

Quoting paganmommy4:

babies need baby food because their stomachs are not designed for digesting our foods. 

Baby foods are on the low allergy side too

Bigger babies are the result of untreated gestational diabetes in some cases you can tell when the baby has a bigger chest

chubby babies do not equal fat adults.. she needs to feed her baby age appropriate foods



                                       

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:10 PM


Oh yeah. apparently its a huge no no to feed cereal in a bottle on here. Silly.

Quoting Makhismommy:

 

Quoting Anonymous:

You are going to get ripped apart 

 Over baby food???? If thats the case- ppl really take this website way too serious and need something else like theri children to focus on



LovelyMommy24
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Didn't you quote this to me? LMAO! Why did you quote me at all if you had no idea what I was talking about?

Quoting audreesmama:

...Then why did you quote this particular reply??


Quoting LovelyMommy24:

Uhh, I was talking about her friends baby. Not how she chose to do things. I also did not say any baby needed them to sleep.****Hence why I asked how old the baby was.



Quoting audreesmama:

OP stated she gave cereal in a bottle, which we know is a huge no-no. That was probably before 6 months, since he's 6 months now. 

Either way, a baby STILL doesn't need baby food until a year. Even then, it isn't a big deal. 

I was posting this in reference to the OP's issue with sleep and her son. There are other ways besides cereal in the bottle.




Quoting LovelyMommy24:

Yeah, I was talking about six months not three.







Quoting audreesmama:

Also--

Link








The other study, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), looked at low-income, black mothers — a group that tends to start solids earlier — and found that first-time mothers were likely to feed their babies solids because they thought their “fussiness” meant they needed additional supplementation.




Most of the babies studied — 77% — were fed solids at 3 months; just 6% were exclusively breastfed. Moms who characterized their infants as fussy were twice as likely to feed them solid food and juice at four months. The babies getting solids ahead of schedule were digesting 100 calories a day more than those who weren’t. “It’s very significant for a baby because the typical infant takes in 500 to 700 calories,” says Heather Wasser, a nutrition doctoral student at UNC and the study’s lead author.






Of course, it’s not hard to figure out why moms may fall back on feeding as a soothing strategy; after all, many adults self-soothe by eating. There’s even a term for it: “comfort food.” But if we’re going to stanch the tide of childhood obesity, moms would be better off offering comfort alone and saving the solids for down the line.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/02/07/babies-who-start-solids-too-early-more-likely-to-be-obese/#ixzz2Mp4kbIcn















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Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Yeah, choking hazards and being uninformed idiots is something to laugh about. 

Quoting Anonymous:


Oh yeah. apparently its a huge no no to feed cereal in a bottle on here. Silly.

Quoting Makhismommy:

 

Quoting Anonymous:

You are going to get ripped apart 

 Over baby food???? If thats the case- ppl really take this website way too serious and need something else like theri children to focus on





Makhismommy
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:12 PM

 no i did some research but i got my advice from my mother and grandmother who have raised children whom turned out perfectly fine. so end of story i am doing what i am doing and you are doing what your doing - every baby at my son's daycare are eating baby food as well ( most the same age)

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh, you were looking for other parents who did no research and have no idea what the fuck they're doing. Cool.

Quoting Makhismommy:

 thank god someone else sees it my way

Quoting Nynnie:

My son was born 6lb 13oz. At 1 1/2 months he was around that same weight, it's much better to have a chubby baby than a skinny one, I promise. Anyhow, he got over that. I didn't give him anything besides formula and juice in his bottles. He started cereal at 4or5m and vegies then fruits at 6 months and even this little man, coming from 2 skinny parents got chubby. They're eating, but they aren't able to work off the weight yet. When they start walking, they run that baby weight right off.

 

 

 

 

paganmommy4
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:13 PM

http://www.babyfood101.com/a/foods_to_avoid/

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/toddler/nutrition/pages/Feeding-and-Nutrition-Your-One-Year-Old.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

http://www.babycenter.com/0_foods-that-can-be-unsafe-for-your-baby_9195.bc

mich.el.le
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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Well her reasoning is a little off, but I don't think she's wrong to not want to give her infant baby food, and especially cereal.

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