In a forum a mother asked whether it was too early to start feeding her 4 1/2 month old baby solids.
Here are some of the best answers she got. Maybe this will prove helpful for any prospective first time moms.
Its a generalization to say babies can’t start on solids til around six months. My son is almost six months and has been eating solids since his four month appointment. He was nursing all the time and was obviously not getting what he needed, so my pediatrician agreed that he should start on solids. It was the best thing I could of done. Talk to your doc, then you decide what’s best for your little one.
Yes I did with both my girls just keep it simple and start slow might take a few tries before they get the hang of it , I asked my doctor and she said go for it
The current recommendation is six months. If you’re nursing exclusively, I would really try to wait until six months to preserve your baby’s virgin gut and make sure that his gut has sealed fully. If he’s already had formula it may not matter as much since he’s already had “foreign” food, but I still wouldn’t do it.
Fruits and veggies can be introduced at 6 months. Right now he is probably reaching for the food not because he wants to eat it more so because he wants to play with it. It is usually not until about 9 months when babies start to show interest in wanting our food we are eating to eat.
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