What is the reasoning behind paeds etc recommending starting solids so early (8-12 weeks) and why do they specifically say rice cereal? Surely a home made puree of vegetables or even your own grain/rice puree if that's what you want to feed them, would be better than stuff out of a box?
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25-11-2012 11:59 #51
25-11-2012 12:14 #52
I agree with you re farex, I don't see any reason why you can't give other food instead. I've always done baby led weaning so no rice cereal here!
25-11-2012 12:17 #53
But I thought they recommended starting at 4 months, not 8 weeks!
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25-11-2012 12:46 #54
Like adults every baby is different and some babies are just fast growers and breast milk and formula is sometimes just not enough to fill them up. My older 2 were started early just like this little one and I really can't see that it has done any harm. We always started on rice cereal just to get their digestive systems used to solids then have always moved onto fresh fruits or vegetables purred with their formula and I truly believe that is why my older children love there fruits and vegetables. You all might see me as a bad mother for having my little one on farex at 13 weeks but unless you know my family, my baby and my situation I don't think you have the right to judge just as I don't have the right to judge any of you.
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25-11-2012 13:16 #55
So what IS the deal? Is it 4 months or 6?
I was going to compromise and start at 5 months, but, I wanted to do blw. Can I do blw before 6 months?
25-11-2012 14:28 #56
25-11-2012 14:28 #57
With BLW they need to be able to sit unaided, lose the tongue reflex and hold food, this is normally at 6 months
Which is the recommendation as their gut is also not ready before that
From 6 months all food is now recommended , before parents were told to wait until 1 and sometimes 2 years old before introducing nuts, seafood etc but this seemed to lead to an increase in allergies but definitely not before 6 months
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25-11-2012 14:30 #58
25-11-2012 15:06 #59
25-11-2012 15:19 #60
I found this article and I'm all kinds of confused: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...es-scientists?
"Six months of breastmilk alone is too long and could harm babies, scientists now say
Fresh review of evidence contradicts WHO breastfeeding guidance leaving campaigners outraged and mothers baffled"
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