Re: Exclusively Breastfeed to Six Months
Where do they get this stuff?!? Seriously, I am pretty sure that doctors are not supposed to just make things up for no good reason, and then pretend it's based on medical science.
Originally Posted by @llli*tashamu2004
I waited until 6 months or thereabouts with both my kids, though I looked more for the signs of readiness the PP mentioned than l looked at the calendar. They both turned out fine, and today are terrific eaters. My 6 year-old eats just about everything, and my toddler... Last night the kid was downing asparagus and kimchi by the fistful! I did feed my first kid some cereal, because I thought I was supposed to. Skipped it completely with my second-born. We did baby-led solids with both children. I thought I had invented it- my first kid would not take food off a spoon so the only way to get her to eat solids was to let her feed herself. By the time baby #2 came along, there was no way I was going to fool with spoons and purees! Too much work. Let the baby feed herself. When she's ready, she'll eat.
Oh- and solids do not become nutritionally necessary at 6 months. At least not according to my pediatrician, who says that until around the first birthday breastmilk or formula alone are sufficient to meet a baby's nutritional needs. So for the entire first year, solids are for fun, and for experimenting with new tastes, textures, and motor skills. If baby eats solids, great. If not, no big deal.
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