So with my son, we were told by pediatricians (yes more than 1)to start feeding baby foods at 4 months, by 6 mo he can have 4 oz of water or juice a day (in a sippi, not bottle) start introducing cows milk in a sippi around 11 mo. But mix it w/bm or formula at first 1/4-3/4, then 1/2-1/2...etc. then at 12 mo he will be used to milk and better at taking the bottle away. 2 1/2 years later w/dd thy say NO food til at least 6 mo, no water/juice, and absolutely no milk!!! Considering all this worked great for ds, we did same things with dd.
We also introduced several foods sooner than expected, which peds said it was ok if we only do one at a time and it was ok because no one on either side of family has any food allergies.
So....how many of you have given milk sooner than a year, or eggs, or juice, any of that?? I would love to give dd eggs because that would be a good food for her to eat on her own right now, but we are holding off on that one until she is closer to a year.
on Apr. 5, 2013 at 9:34 PM