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    Default 4 1/2 mo should he get food yet??


    its been 3yrs since I did this, and can't recall


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    Default Re: 4 1/2 mo should he get food yet??

    the "official" word from the pediatrics academy says 6 months now. however, i did start my son at 4 months because he seemed very ready. i would just talk to your doc to see what they recommend for your specific child. i just stay away from high allergy foods and will introduce those as he gets older.

    isn't it funny how much you forget from one kid to the next...sometimes I feel like a first timer because I can't remember!!

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    Default Re: 4 1/2 mo should he get food yet??

    I can't believe how much I've forgotten. He is really into breastmilk...he hasn't shown interest in anything but my breast. I'll ask the pedi what he thinks.

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    Default Re: 4 1/2 mo should he get food yet??

    At the risk of sounding silly: he is getting food: your breastmilk. As teh PP said: they don't recommend you start until 6 months now. Of course some babies can be ready earlier. No one knows your child better than you.

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    Default Re: 4 1/2 mo should he get food yet??

    [QUOTE=JManon;282716]At the risk of sounding silly: he is getting food: your breastmilk. QUOTE]


    i know i know....Silly mommy over here....

    So starting it at 6 mo isn't something I have to do, I can wait a bit longer?? I jsut don't know he's ready.

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    Default Re: 4 1/2 mo should he get food yet??

    yup you can wait longer then 6 months...
    heres a good link about the reasons to delay solids:
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/index.html

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    Default Re: 4 1/2 mo should he get food yet??

    That kellymom from andrea is awesome. I would definitely wait until AT LEAST 6 months. I started around that time because henry had lots of the signs (sitting up well, grabbing at our food, etc.) but he wasn't ready. He choked and gagged on everything until at least 7 mos. and still doesn't eat all that much.

    Also, solids are so much work! I wouldn't even worry about it now, all you would be doing is replacing a superior food with inferior ones!! the point of solids was 6-12 mos should be for baby to experiment and learn anyway, not for much nutrition.

    also, you should consider skipping cereal and moving right to fruits and veggies. cereal is mostly for formula fed babies who start solids early and need something that is easy to make soupy and is a very low allergy risk.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: 4 1/2 mo should he get food yet??

    hate to open a can of worms but...
    my lo is 4mo and we started cereal this week b/c my lo is taking 5.5oz every 3 hrs and I'm having a hard time keeping up w/her (working full time, nurse am/pm but bottles of bm at daycare). in my case, my lo has 1T cereal in the pm and she does well w/that (very soupy cereal). i think every child is different re development but my lo is def ready and can eat from a spoon well. we'll hold off on other solids until 6mo but the ped recommended cereal to us since my lo is so hungry and could use the weight gain (11lbs, 13oz at 17 wks...but strong!!!)

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    Default Re: 4 1/2 mo should he get food yet??

    Like I said, cereal is made for young babies like yours who need food but aren't ready for much else. It sounds like your situation calls for cereal... I give you lots of credit for bfing while working full time- that's tough!! And you're lucky your baby eats her cereal well, many at that age just aren't ready and can't do it!

    Anne- Mom to two active boys: Henry 10/06 and Jamie 4/09


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