The advice I was given from CHN was that it had changed to "from 4-6mths" rather than "from 6mths". I did BLW from 5 mths...but he could sit well and had no tongue thrust..
Obviously 10wks corrected is too early...
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28-07-2016 21:08 #41
28-07-2016 21:15 #42
Its annoying how much these constantly change.
When i had dd in 2009 it was recommended 4-6 months with ds i was told from 6 months in 2014 now its gone back to 4-6 in 2016.
28-07-2016 21:16 #43
Generally speaking, from 4 months onwards you can start looking for signs that your baby is "ready" eg sitting up, taking interest in food etc.. Baby should start solids no later than 6 months but not necessary to start before this. I.e. You can start solids AT 6 months.
28-07-2016 21:16 #44
I also like "food is for fun when you are under one". Milk (breastmilk or formula) are all your baby needs until after one. Before that it is about learning about food, taste, texture etc. solids should not replace milk and I'd be concerned if your baby is reducing milk intake at 13 weeks.
28-07-2016 21:17 #45
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28-07-2016 21:25 #47
3 of my 4 kids were well onto solids by 6 months. Two because the paediatrician recommended it for their severe reflux. Remember it's only tiny amounts at first and you build up gradually so they're not really "eating" for months anyway.
So I thought I'd do the same with my 4th. She seemed ready and interested so at close to 5 months we started. Well disaster. She ate fine and seemed to enjoy it but her insides were not ready and she spent so many restless nights crying as her stomach just wasn't ready.
I was sceptical about the guidelines as they changed between my kids and what had worked so well for 2 wasn't what worked for the last.
It's not easy. Looking back I'd definitely still start before 6 months but not before 5. I think she would have been much happier.
28-07-2016 22:24 #48
Guidelines keep changing as they learn more about allergies and what is best so I personally wouldn't take the mindset that they keep changing so it's ok to do what you want, I'd take the mindset that the most recent research shows that this is what is thought to be best compared to past research. (Not aiming that post at you Sonja, just a thought that came to mind).
I started ds1 at 5.5 months and found it really stressful because he had absolutely no interest and then at 7 months he just took off. I think it's important to follow your baby but also realize that their guts are immature, just because they show interest doesn't mean their body is ready. Ya know? Ds1 has a peanut allergy and just recently grew out of his tree nut allergies so I definitely take stock in what research says is the best time to be exposing them to certain allergens. Unfortunately with peanuts it didn't work for us but I will definitely be seeking info from our pediatric allergist about when to expose ds2 to nuts to hopefully avoid him having them.
28-07-2016 23:01 #49
I didn't so much doubt the guidelines with my second and third it was more that I took the advice of 2 separate paediatricians for 2 of my kids and that advice was perfect for them. It just wasn't perfect for my 4th and j did wonder if the guidelines were right given it had worked so well for the others. But if I'd followed the guidelines she probably would be been ok.
It's hard as guidelines can change for numerous different reasons which we may not know about. I know for example the guidelines around bracing babies with hip dysplasia change every few years as do guidelines around speech therapy for stuttering.
None of that is directly relevant to this but more by way of an example of why this parenthood gig is tough.
Last edited by Sonja; 28-07-2016 at 23:04.
28-07-2016 23:13 #50
I wasn't implying you doubted the guidelines, was just stating a general thought.
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