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Re: When to introduce solids......

Posted by lisa1 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 14, 02 at 17:56

Thanks to everyone for your input and advice. smom40, the reason why I've started solids is because my family doctor said I should start him at 3 months (didn't listen to him there), and then I just started taking him to a pediatrician who said that I should start him at 4 months. All the books I've read said not to rush, and that baby can be started between 4-6 months, but also that solids have important nutrients that BM alone won't be able to provide as baby grows. I usually give him rice cereal (just once a day) an hour after I've BF in the afternoon... as a kind of addition, not as a replacement.
So here I am, a mom for the first time and I don't know what to do. In any case, I don't expect to go more than one solids feeding a day for a while, anyway. I'm not in a rush to be feeding him tons of solids this early.

Thanks again for all of your advice...

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RE: Re: When to introduce solids......

Sounds to me like you are doing the right thing. It IS so hard to know what to do. Everyone (Pediatricians, books, other moms) has their own idea. I think it's different for everyone and you have to do what works in your family.

Good luck to you.


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