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    Thanks all - will give those suggestions a go. And in particular thanksmum2ruairi for the 'idiots guide' to pureeing.....really helpful and exactly what I was after as I am totally in the dark!!!!!

    The pediatrician recommended solids as apparently the board of peadiatricians now recommend 4 months (not 6) and the WHO is yet to update their recommendations. Apparently it may help to avoid allergies and other stuff but it is very much dependent on the baby being ready for solids at this time.

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    Default Advice on introducing solids at 4 months

    As of July 2012 WHO still recommends from 6 months, i thought some peads are saying between 4-6 months could be ok but i don't believe anyone is recommending 4 months as a blanket start for all babies

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    Default Advice on introducing solids at 4 months

    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    As of July 2012 WHO still recommends from 6 months, i thought some peads are saying between 4-6 months could be ok but i don't believe anyone is recommending 4 months as a blanket start for all babies
    My cousin just got blasting from her paed for waiting until 6 months as advised and was told the WHO was actually going to be changing the recommendations back to 4 months.
    Not sure if this is entirely true?

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    Default Re: Advice on introducing solids at 4 months

    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    As of July 2012 WHO still recommends from 6 months, i thought some peads are saying between 4-6 months could be ok but i don't believe anyone is recommending 4 months as a blanket start for all babies
    Our Paediatrician also said 4 months and that the change from 6 months had been recent.

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    Default Advice on introducing solids at 4 months

    Its all just recommendations and guidelines anyway, I think you just have to look at your own baby and decide if he/she is ready for it!

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    Default Re: Advice on introducing solids at 4 months

    Yep the latest recommendations (which do contradict world health organization so it's not 100% I think parents still need to observe their own child closely and trust themselves and their baby) are not before 4 months but not later than 6 months.

    The reasons for not waiting later than 6 months relate to developing allergies. .

    My bubba was ticking all the signs of being ready at 4 months so I gave her a a taste of apple puree and she barely swallowed any and it make her poo green and stringy.

    So I waited a few weeks and tried again. Same..few more weeks and tried again...

    Just a taste to see whether her gut was ready. She was SOOOOOO hungry being the reason I was persisting.

    But we weren't really able to start having solids daily until 5.5 weeks. (So the last week or so)now her body is ready.



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    Default Advice on introducing solids at 4 months

    My DS was showing all signs for food at 4 months.
    We slowly started introducing puréed veggies, but he wasn't quite getting the hang of swallowing it.
    We kept trying and persisting and now he is 5 months old and has purée for lunch and dinner.

    I make all of it myself from:
    - sweet potato
    - potato
    - carrot
    - broccoli
    - cauliflower

    I find it way cheaper and healthier to make it myself. I usually steam a whole heap of the veggies then stick blend them to a purée, freeze it in ice cube trays then once frozen solid, put them in a container in the freezer.
    I also later it with different combinations to make it look awesome too lol!



    DS has 2 cubes for lunch and 3 for dinner!

    I probably only need to do that once every two months.
    All the veggies cost me about $10 and buying the jar food for two months is about $300
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    There is no evidence that starting solids at 4 months reduces allergies. There is a theory that it might, but no studies have yet shown this.

    Here is a great article that discusses the evidence on starting solids
    http://www.analyticalarmadillo.co.uk...nd-todays.html

    The WHO regularly review their guidelines, and have not changed their recommendations that babies are fed exclusively on breastmilk* until 6 months, and then family foods to be added. The National Health and Medical Research Council and ABA guidelines are also consistent with the WHO's, and many international organisations also state the same.

    Here is another article that is a little easier to read.
    https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/solids.html

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    Default Re: Advice on introducing solids at 4 months

    i believe you should go by when your baby is showing signs of being ready. that is when they can sit up unaided and showing interest. my twins were no where near ready at 4 months and did not start till after 6 months and are just getting very basic purees. my chn all Said 6 months. follow your instinct..just because your paed said to start doesn't mean you have to.

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    Default Advice on introducing solids at 4 months

    In the last 3 years I have heard 'WHO are about to change the recommendation to 4 months' yet it still hasn't been changed which is why I would stick to 6 months especially with BLW

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