Solids help please!!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@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!

 

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