Early solids?

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Early solids?
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Sat, 01-15-2011 - 10:34am

A new study done in London shows that babies may not need to be fed only

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 12:14am

id like to thank you for this post. I have spent the last month 2nd guessing myself and my baby is only 3 months old. from the time she was 4 weeks i was getting pushed into putting cereal in her bottle and family members telling me im starving her. i know in my head she wouldnt be gaining 2lbs a month if she wasnt but it still messed with my head. I kept telling them i was ok with her waking up once a night and that i had no intentions of even thinking about it until 6 months i appreciate that i know someone else gets that crap too, it made me feel a little better !

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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 8:44am

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 10:23am
Both of my children were over 12 months before they had solids. They were exclusively breastfed up until that point. I did offer them finger foods and purees, but neither of them were interested until they were past that one year mark.

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 11:52am

"i was getting pushed into putting cereal in her bottle and family members telling me im starving her."

Welcome to the board!

I think part of all pre-natal education

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Registered: 02-16-2008
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 1:17pm

Our pediatrician recommended starting solids for my 4 m/o to help him gain weight. Cereal, to be exact. I'm holding out until at least 6 months, or we get all these weight issues taken care of, whichever comes later. I don't see why in the world starting solids early would be better. There's something to be said for maturity.sig by ChrissySig by Chrissy at SMFB! Lilypie First Birthday tickersby chrissy bottlemommy greenby chrissy water

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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 2:57pm

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Fri, 01-21-2011 - 4:14pm

That was my question. DS will be getting high-fat foods when we decide he's ready for solids.sig by ChrissySig by Chrissy at SMFB! Lilypie First Birthday tickersby chrissy bottlemommy greenby chrissy water

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 4:15pm

"Our pediatrician recommended starting solids for my 4 m/o to help him gain weight. Cereal, to be exact. I'm holding out until at least 6 months, ..."

Good for you!

As Catherine points out above, breastmilk has more (and more nutrient dense) calories than cereal! What is that pediatrician smoking? Er, thinking!?

I wonder what the pediatrician's response would be to getting information about calorie/nutrient content of breastmilk and cereal. Politely delivered, of course.

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