Post # 1
Ok per pediatricians rec, I am starting my 4 month old on solids. We began w rice cereal. I spoon feed him 2 tble spoons mixed a breastmilk .. He loved it so much we moved on to avocado! Last night I have him 2 table spoons of that mixed w breastmilk real soupy.. Loved it! Gobbled it all up! heres where I get confused! The doctor said do not mix the two until you are certain they tolerated both ok separately! Well I know he tolerated the rice just fine, but today only makes day 2 so I’m def going to stick w that for a week before moving on to other veggies, but can I go ahead and mix that w rice? Or do I need to wait to ensure he’s ok w it and give it to him by itself? Thanks a ton!
Post # 3
When you give him something new give it a few days to see if he has a reaction. If he had rice and did fine you can mix it with something else because you know rice is already o. K . A word f advice. Since you are nursing I would nurse him first and do the solids after to insure your milk supply. It is recommended babies be breastfed for at least a year. If you feed him solids first he may not nurse as well or at all after. I always waited until 6 to 9 months to start solids to avoid this problem. Good luck.
Post # 4
@Sanola831: Is there a particular reason that your Dr recommended starting your LO on solids at such a young age?
The standard advice is to wait at least three days between introducing a new food and at four months of age, this is probably good advice. The digestion is probably still quite underdeveloped at this age and the introduction of any solids or new foods could cause issues.
My other thought would be to completely skip rice cereal, babies can find starchy carbohydrates particularly difficult to digest and the added iron can cause constipation. Rice cereal can also carry high levels of arsenic and is not very nutritionally complete. Avocado on the other hand it really great first food as iit isn’t a known allergen, it’s full of good fats and it’s extremely palatable to babies!