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Starting solids at five months?

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM
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Quick question: my son will be five months on the 25th and i really want to give him some solids... Not daily just for fun and practice... Is this a good age to start or should I wait? Oh and he is still nursing;) just curious to see if I can begin this next adventure;) thx!
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JasonsMom2007
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Wait until at least 6 months. In the meantime research baby led solids :)
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Nicolle_09
by Silver Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Its not recommended till 6 months, i would wait
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JadedFaerie
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM

The new recommendation is 4 months :)

Nicolle_09
by Silver Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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Link cause the last time i checked AAP and WHO it was still 6 months

Quoting JadedFaerie:

The new recommendation is 4 months :)

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larissalarie
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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6 months is the minimum. Baby has the whole rest of life (80-90+ years) for solids, why rush into it now?
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larissalarie
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM
That's the old school recommendation, unless they've changed it back.

Quoting JadedFaerie:

The new recommendation is 4 months :)

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JadedFaerie
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

I'll try and find an online ref for you, this comes from the team of paediatrics at the Royal Children's hospital, Brisbane, Australia, they are some of the worlds best paeds. 

I'll try and find a supporting online ref...

My internet is being a bitch, but I think this has a bit on it:

http://www.healthychildren.org/english/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/pages/switching-to-solid-foods.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token


http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/scienceandeducation/publications/evaluationreportseries/foodlabellingofinfantfoodsapril20049/infantfoods8from4mon2472.cfm

http://gulliblenewparent.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/solids.html

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/n29-n30-n31-n32-n33-n34


It's nearly as big a controversy/debate as formula vs breastfeeding lol

I'm still trying to find more.


Quoting Nicolle_09:

Link cause the last time i checked AAP and WHO it was still 6 months

Quoting JadedFaerie:

The new recommendation is 4 months :)


JasonsMom2007
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM
I will trust the aap and who over one group of pediatricians. Besides ds has tons of food allergies from starting solids young


Quoting JadedFaerie:

I'll try and find an online ref for you, this comes from the team of paediatrics at the Royal Children's hospital, Brisbane, Australia, they are some of the worlds best paeds. 

I'll try and find a supporting online ref...

My internet is being a bitch, but I think this has a bit on it:

http://www.healthychildren.org/english/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/pages/switching-to-solid-foods.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token


http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/scienceandeducation/publications/evaluationreportseries/foodlabellingofinfantfoodsapril20049/infantfoods8from4mon2472.cfm

http://gulliblenewparent.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/solids.html

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/n29-n30-n31-n32-n33-n34


It's nearly as big a controversy/debate as formula vs breastfeeding lol

I'm still trying to find more.


Quoting Nicolle_09:

Link cause the last time i checked AAP and WHO it was still 6 months



Quoting JadedFaerie:

The new recommendation is 4 months :)



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comf
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:32 AM
All of the research suggest that starting at 4 months will not have a detrimental effect, however it depends on the baby. Showing signs of readiness like sitting up unassisted, using the pinscher grasp to pick up bite size pieces of food, lost the tongue thrust reflex, etc. - shows readiness, not a particular age.


Quoting JadedFaerie:

The new recommendation is 4 months :)


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JadedFaerie
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 12:32 AM

http://www.cradle2kindy.com.au/_blog/Articles/post/Thinking_about_starting_your_baby_on_solids/

http://www.allergy.org.au/content/view/182/1


Quoting Nicolle_09:

Link cause the last time i checked AAP and WHO it was still 6 months

Quoting JadedFaerie:

The new recommendation is 4 months :)


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