Ham-Holder, SAHM to Elliott, 07/12/2009
, , , and now cloth diapering
loving it when baby to me!
We have/had an old school, crappy pediatrician, who told us to add cereal to the boys bottles for reflux and then as soon as the boys turned 4 months, told us to start solids ASAP. I did hold off on solids until a few days ago (the boys are almost 7 months) and with them, one is ready, while the other one isn't quite there yet.
Mom to daughter (8/17/07) and mom to fraternal twin sons (1/5/10)
*Mom with chronic health issues, NICU babies, reflux sufferers, multiple food allergies (mom and kids)
*DD birthweight 5lb, 14oz, now 26lb, 4oz
*DS1 birthweight 4lb, 6oz, now 19lb
*DS2 birthweight 4lb, 2oz, now 18lb, 12oz
**An EXCELLENT speller, unless I have either a child on my lap or I'm using my cell phone!**
EP MOM FOR 14.5 MONTHS - NOW USING UP MY FROZEN BM SUPPLY!
We did RC for my first one at around the same age, but it was in no way a replacement for BM. I did find, however, I could stretch out the feedings just a little bit by giving a few teaspoons of it every now and them. Like if I was going on an errand and I wanted to be able to get through it without having to sit down and nurse him that second I would give the RC after we nursed. It worked a bit that way.
I'm trying to think if we used it at night and I don't think that we did. I co-slept and he nursed at leisure at night if needed. So it never really bothered me if he didn't STTN at that age.
By all means a few teaspoons of RC isn't going to harm anything, as long as you understand it's not like magic in a box...
My first one started STTN after 15 months, and my second one has been doing it since 3 months. Every kid is different!!!!!
With regard to your last comment...I agree every kid is different. Apparently my little sister (3 years difference) STTN before I did, so I hope my son isn't like me in that way!
Moma to DS1-the monkinroanie (3/09) and DS2-the sweet pumpkin (5/12)
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And yes I know my spelling terrible (is that spelled right? )