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November 15th, 2009, 04:23 PM
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Hello everyone. I am new to posting here & not sure if I am doing this correctly, but I feel really confused about starting solids & my son's pediatrician really is no help! He eats a 6 oz. bottle every 3 hours religiously. He has had oatmeal & few times here & there but I never know when to give it to him. He is always really hungry in the morning & would probably throw a fit if I tried that, unless he got a bottle first. Would that be okay? When he wakes up, give him a bottle then do the oatmeal? If so, how long do I wait to give him the oatmeal after his bottle. He is 5 months old & I plan on starting baby food at 6 months & want to try to get oatmeal in the routine. Thanks for the help!
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November 16th, 2009, 06:26 PM
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I would do the bottle first and then the oatmeal. When I first started my son on solids (he started getting oatmeal around 5.5 months), I would always nurse him first thing in the morning, and then give him oatmeal probably 15-30 minutes later. At this age, he will let you know if he isn't hungry for it, so just make sure you aren't forcing it on him.

I hope that helps a bit!!
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November 17th, 2009, 10:49 AM
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November 18th, 2009, 12:05 PM
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I agree with Sara, deffo bottle first. His milk is still his main source of nutrition, plus as you say, he'll be hungry and impatient, not a good time to try new things! With Kirsty's breakfast, I give her her bottle, then she sits in her highchair and plays whilst I make mine and her breakfasts, then we eat together. So she probably had about 20 mins between bottle & food.

Keegan will soon let you know if it is too soon after his milk though. KUP on how he gets on!!
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November 19th, 2009, 05:58 PM
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I agree with Sara, deffo bottle first. His milk is still his main source of nutrition, plus as you say, he'll be hungry and impatient, not a good time to try new things! With Kirsty's breakfast, I give her her bottle, then she sits in her highchair and plays whilst I make mine and her breakfasts, then we eat together. So she probably had about 20 mins between bottle & food.

Keegan will soon let you know if it is too soon after his milk though. KUP on how he gets on!!
Thanks for the advice! That really makes sense. I like the idea of letting him play in the highchair after the bottle so I can make breakfast for us both.
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November 20th, 2009, 10:10 AM
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