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April 22nd, 2008, 03:32 PM
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Just curious because the older Becca gets the more I want to put off starting solids. Not only does she not act ready yet, I also don't want to get a period back yet either lol. (I do want to get one back around when she is a year old because I want to have an 09 fall baby) How long do you think I can hold off on solids.

Oh I also decided that I am going to feed her sweet potatoes first when we do start, then avacado and egg yolk.
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April 22nd, 2008, 06:03 PM
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6 months is what is reccomend by the AAP, which is because it's better for the baby. They can digest solids better the older they are, there's less risk of food allergies developing, and they aren't usually ready for them until that point. I think as long as your little one is still thriving well off your breastmilk and isn't interested in solids yet, you can hold off even another few months. It doesn't hurt to try at that point, but it doesn't hurt to wait a little longer either.
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April 22nd, 2008, 06:12 PM
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I waited until 7 months...which was SOO much longer than I waited with my son Camden, I started him at 3 months!! Teagie is my last baby and I just wanted to keep her that way, I know that my milk does the job so I didn't want to rush it. I started her on 1's at 7 months and started 2's at 9 months. She can't have any table food, she just gags and gags.
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April 22nd, 2008, 09:01 PM
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We waited till 6 months & i wanted to wait longer but I gave in at 6 months b/c of daycare issues (dont ask lol).

We started with avocado mixed with breastmilk but she was 8 months before shed really take true baby food (we had to liquify it and add so much breastmilk it was really just flavored breastmilk lol).

I know my ped said he totally supports mosm EBFing up to a year, and said theres no evidence of it being harmful in any way. Its everything they neeed, the solids are just to try out tastes & textures, not for nutritional value.

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April 23rd, 2008, 06:05 AM
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I recently read that introducing cereal and such later than 7 months makes your child 5 times more likely to develop type 1 diabetes.

http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20030930/ce...type-1-diabetes
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/09/30/...ain575958.shtml
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April 23rd, 2008, 06:35 AM
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One of the reasons I'm not doing cereal this time. I will have one un-broken kid J/k, my other kids are fine, but I just dont see the need for ceral if fruits and veggies are better. That and I think Becca is a little underweight so avacado eventually will do her good. (I dont want to be told that I'm starving her)
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April 23rd, 2008, 06:38 AM
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Yeah we skipped cereal all together. Honestly, even if we HAD done cereal - i dont know why theyd need cereal after 7 months.

Its really just like eating flour IMO.

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April 23rd, 2008, 07:59 AM
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Yeah Becca will be 4.5 months old tomorrow and according to the WHO chart on Kellymom she should weigh 14.5ish lbs. I'll go weigh her on the snake scale and see how much she weighs

**edited...I'll have to wait I cant figure out where the cord to the scale went.. have to wait for DH to find it when he gets home.

Also.. my 19 month old son just gave Becca some juice out of his cup.. At least I know if I need to go somewhere in an emergency she'll drink out of a cup
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I recently read that introducing cereal and such later than 7 months makes your child 5 times more likely to develop type 1 diabetes.

http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20030930/ce...type-1-diabetes
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/09/30/...ain575958.shtml[/b]

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. . .in children who are genetically predisposed to get the disease[/b]
If there is no predisposition, then I don't assume it would be a problem at all, from what I read. Maybe I'm wrong.

My second daughter didn't eat solids until she was 9-10 months. And even then, not so well until she got older. She's a food gobbler now, though.

I will wait until at least 6 months with Anderson. If he isn't ready, I won't push it. I also won't even try it until he seems that breastmilk isn't satisfying him the same anymore.

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April 23rd, 2008, 06:26 PM
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We waiting until six months and then skipped cereal and purees altogether. We only do finger foods (whatever we are eating) a couple times a day. He still nurses all night and every three or four hours during the day.
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April 23rd, 2008, 06:44 PM
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Sam ate his first cereal on his 6m birthday. Then started/switched to fruits and veggies at about 8m.
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i started mine for good at eight months and she is nine months now, she has been on a food strike though. she hates baby food now for some reason its like she just woke up one day and decided she wouldnt eat it anymore.
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April 25th, 2008, 07:20 AM
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my doctor told me I could start him on cereal at 3 months since he was waking every 2 hours to eat at night, he has been doing GREAT with cereal twice a day....His doctor also told me to wait until 5 months and then I could start him on veggies starting with orange colored veggies then moving to green after a few weeks.
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April 25th, 2008, 09:15 AM
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We started at 5.5 months b/c I felt he was ready. We did an avocado twice, carrots once and sweet potatoes last night. He usually only takes about 5 bites. He really is not too into the whole thing. I never planned on doing cereal.
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April 25th, 2008, 02:35 PM
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Just curious because the older Becca gets the more I want to put off starting solids. Not only does she not act ready yet, I also don't want to get a period back yet either lol. (I do want to get one back around when she is a year old because I want to have an 09 fall baby) How long do you think I can hold off on solids.

Oh I also decided that I am going to feed her sweet potatoes first when we do start, then avacado and egg yolk.[/b]
I feel the same way. I'd like AF to hold off for at least a year. I also plan on skipping the cereal and plan on starting with sweet potatoes when she shows signs of being ready. She's such a chunky monkey right now that I see no need to rush into solids.
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April 25th, 2008, 04:48 PM
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I dunno she seems so small to me compared to everyone elses babies in the PR that I am in. I will def do avacado 1st. Does she seem small and immatureish to you? She has an apointment on the 6th, but then again I cant base her growth on their charts either.


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