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


I posted information for the OP. I did not quote you. That's the red that's highlighted. You, in turn quoted me, in blue. I replied, in green, and told you I was speaking directly to the OP. You then quoted me, in purple. I asked why you quoted me, in white. You replied. 

Make sense now?

Quoting LovelyMommy24:

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:



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.

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by Anonymous 8 on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM
My first son was born tiny i mean 5 pounds 9 ounces tiny but over his first few months he'd gain weight like crazy then he stopped getting chubby and started getting taller his father is 6'0-6'1 im 5'7 you can't predict how your kid is gonna turn out to be my other son was born 5 pounds 14 ounces and now is short and chubby but its because he eats alot i give him fruits veggies some meats and he eats but when i wanna eat he wants my plate too so i give him bits so i don't have to deal with him crying over me while i eat.
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:15 PM

rolling on floori cant with you ppl 

by Anonymous 7 on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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Either way, listening to old advice vs. what has been proven, studied and is backed by medical facts is your choice, and it's a poor one. 

Good luck with this thread. 

Quoting Makhismommy:

 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.



by Anonymous 9 on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:15 PM
My 10 month old eats 60 ounces of formula and 6 ounces of baby food in 24 hours. He is skinny.
by Ruby Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:16 PM
Oh here's what you quoted me. It means interesting. Solids / table food to my pedi is not baby food. At my daughters six month appointment she wanted to make sure I started her on baby food, no solids until after a year. Solids meaning things like mashed potatoes, etc.

Quoting audreesmama:

I'm not sure what you mean by 'interesting'.

Quoting LovelyMommy24:

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by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:16 PM

This thread is amazing. I've seen it all, now lol. 

How's your son's allergies? 

Quoting mich.el.le:

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.


by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:17 PM

All I was saying is baby food is best, she can feed her baby adult food like fruits and veggies that are soft and edible

by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:18 PM
We waited until 8 months to start solids. And he gets one to two 4 ounce jars a day. He still mainly gets formula. Our doctors recommended to hold off on solids until a year.
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by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:18 PM

 i agree with you 100%

Quoting paganmommy4:

All I was saying is baby food is best, she can feed her baby adult food like fruits and veggies that are soft and edible


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