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    Default starting solids...

    so my DD is 5 1/2 months and I believe she is interested in food now, I just dont know wat to stat with. I am also sad becasue I know this is the beginning of weaning, something I dont even want to THINK ABOUT!!!!

    I might wait until she is 6 months, and I will only feed her AFTER she has nursed. I recall with DS I started him with cereal, maybe oatmeal?
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    Default Re: starting solids...

    Yes, definately wait until after they have nursed to offer solids. You can start with the cereals, or you can also do fruits or veggies. My LO's favorite is mango and pinneapple.

    Proud Vegetarian Momma

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    Default Re: starting solids...

    waiting until 6 months is a good idea

    Two GREAT first foods are avocado and/or sweet potato.

    Avocado makes a great first food for baby due to its texture and creaminess as well as its high nutrient content.

    Avocados are often called one of nature's perfect foods because they are said to contain everything a person needs to survive.

    A wonderful "good fat" food for baby's brain and physical development, try an avocado as baby's first food instead of refined cereals.

    "Sodium- and cholesterol- free, avocados contain valuable nutrients including 8% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for folate; 4% DV for fiber and potassium, 4% DV for vitamin E; and 2% DV for iron. A serving of avocado also contains 81 micrograms of the carotenoid lutein and 19 micrograms of beta-carotene. Per serving, avocados have 3.5 grams of unsaturated fats, which are known to be important for normal growth and development of the central nervous system and brain."
    The nutritional value of yams/sweet potatoes cannot be ignored. They are high in Vitamin A and beta carotene as well as potassium. They also contain a good amount of Vitamin E, calcium and folate.

    "The Nutrition Action Health Letter rated 58 vegetables by adding up the percentages of USRDA for six nutrients (Vitamins A and C, folate, iron, copper, and calcium), plus fiber. Sweet Potatoes topped the list with a whopping 582 points; its nearest competitor, a raw carrot came in at 434."˚
    both quotes taken from wholesomebabyfood.com
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

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