Re: Beginner Questions
Baby doesn't need to be hungry before eating solids at this age. She doesn't know that food fills her up like milk does. Nurse her before and make sure she is rested so she isn't irritable at meal times.
Can't speak to the cereal question because we started with finger foods. According to me pediatrician rice cereal is recommended only because it is least likely to cause an allergy reaction and the only purpose of it is to teach baby to eat off a spoon. There is no real nutrition provided with the rice cereal. Not sure about the oatmeal, though. I would start with fruits and veggies, but that is purely opinion.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.