Study finds at least 40% of moms are feeding their infants solid foods far too early
This study find at least 40% of moms are feeding their infants solid foods far too early and that this could lead to medical problems later in life.
When did you feed your baby solids?
Nina didn't start baby food until the doctor said it was ok around 4 months, and we started on stage 2 foods because she refused rice cereal and stage 1. For real real solid table foods though? Not until she hit one and got the pediatric "Ok". She had some puff snacks for a month or two before hand, and cheerios, but otherwise just formula and stage 3 foods.
We started a 6 months, as suggested by the AAP :) Hayden may have gnawed on a cracker or something a little earlier because her brother and sister were very eager to share for a couple weeks, but she never actually got much until we started feeding her for real around 6 months.
Avery started solids at 5 months old. We didn't use it as her main source of food though. It was just an ounce her or there so she could work on her dexterity. She still nursed for her main food source. Now she's a year and I'm just starting to wean. She eats great!
We started at 7 months with her Dr permission but her main food was bm.
I waited until 5 1/2 to start solids. She was showing an interest and teeth were popping out. Interesting article, I remember it use to be 4 months for cereal.
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