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    Default Anything wrong with letting DD suck on fruits?

    Last week I gave my 4.5 month old some of my banana. She was reaching for it plus she was watching me eat for the past few days. So I let her suck on the banana and she loved it so much. Is there anything wrong with letting her do this?
    Last edited by @llli*smiles; April 21st, 2010 at 11:18 PM. Reason: Put 4.5 weeks when DD is over 4.5 months...
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    Default Re: Anything wrong with letting DD suck on fruits?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*smiles View Post
    Last week I gave my 4.5 week old some of my banana. She was reaching for it plus she was watching me eat for the past few days. So I let her suck on the banana and she loved it so much. Is there anything wrong with letting her do this?
    You mean 4.5 month old, don't you?

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    Default Re: Anything wrong with letting DD suck on fruits?

    Oh shot! Yeah sorry bout that
    My little surprise born 2 December 2009 7 lbs 1 oz 20 inches.

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    Default Re: Anything wrong with letting DD suck on fruits?

    Sucking on fruit means baby is eating some and you've started solids. Some think that baby's gut at that age isn't ready for food yet.

    http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/delay-solids.html

    personally I'd wait until baby is showing all sings of being ready for solids - and if baby is interested in what you're doing when eating give baby a spoon and an empty bowl to play with

    http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/solids-when.html
    Lynn
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    Default Re: Anything wrong with letting DD suck on fruits?

    pp

    also Banana's can be constipating... i gave my LO to much last week and she strained so hard it bled so we are limiting the bananas
    I'm Melanie and back to being a SAHM again... which is lovely!
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    Default Re: Anything wrong with letting DD suck on fruits?

    I've heard so much about bananas being constipating I haven't even let DD (over 6 month old) try any.

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    Default Re: Anything wrong with letting DD suck on fruits?

    I wil try the spoon and empty bowl. That sound like a good start.

    She went poo just fine, but I will limit them when it comes time to.
    My little surprise born 2 December 2009 7 lbs 1 oz 20 inches.

    Our goal is 1 year, but I'm willing to go 2!

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