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    How do you introduce solids from breastfeeding and how much solids to give per meal? Bought a pack of organic rice baby food but it doesnt say on the pack except it is 1 tbsp to 2 tbsp liquid.

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    How old is bub?

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    Wait til baby is 6 months of age, and then offer food from your plate. No need to give and rice cereal.

    Have a look at "baby led weaning", but its basically just sharing family foods with baby and let them feed themselves.

    There are signs that a baby is ready for solids, and being able to sit independently is one of them.

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    Rice cereal has added iron which is good for bub. I think we started DD on that at 5 months, then introduced a new puréed veggie every few days so we could check for any reactions (and therefore know what might have given her a reaction as we were introducing foods slowly).

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    Always started solids with pumpkin, then avocado- a great first food. Mostly stuck to fruit and veg and then moved onto meats.
    For cereals, I made my kids apple oatmeal. None of them would touch rice cereal!

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    Id skip the rice cereal and go straight to fresh foods - as pp said if you wait until 6 months you can try anything - meats , nut butters , spinach, fish , quinoa etc - plenty of iron rich foods without needing to use packet food with added supplements

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Id skip the rice cereal and go straight to fresh foods - as pp said if you wait until 6 months you can try anything - meats , nut butters , spinach, fish , quinoa etc - plenty of iron rich foods without needing to use packet food with added supplements
    Except honey. It shouldn't be given until 12 months because of the risk of botulism.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Baby is 20 weeks. So at this stage do I just do 'food tasting' rice cereal with baby?

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    Agree with the PPs on not bothering with rice cereal. It's not nutritious at all. I'm a BLW person, but if you want to do purées I'd just start with that and skip the rice cereal.

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    So it's ok to introduce fruit&vege puree at 5 months? e.g. pumpkin, avocado?


 

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