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Thread: at what age should solids be introduced

  1. #1
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    Default at what age should solids be introduced

    i got a paper from the pediatrition sayn that solids can be introduced at 4 months. elsewhere i have heard that you have to wait till 6 months.
    is there a way of telling when my lil one will be ready for solids?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: at what age should solids be introduced

    Sitting by himself, losing the tongue-thrust reflex and being interested in food would be some of the signs. But I would definitely wait until 6 months since solids before that may cause problems if your baby's gut is still open:
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/so...ay-solids.html

  3. #3
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    Default Re: at what age should solids be introduced

    Heard same thing from my pediatrician, but the American Academy of Pediatrics has changed their recommendations to be 6 months (before it was 4-6 months). Its tempting to start now but I have another month to go! I'll miss the convenience of exclusive bm I'm sure.
    I'm proud to be first woman in my family to breastfeed!
    cloth diapering convert!
    Loving the homemade baby food!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: at what age should solids be introduced

    no need to rush. My daughter is ten and a half months old and is still 80% bm. We have recently started to give her increasingly larger amounts of food but still mainly at dinner. She is middle range on scale for height ad weight (for formula fed babies no less). She's getting all finger foods now and is doing very well. happy and helalthy.

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