feeding a baby babyfood

United States
January 17, 2007 10:45am CST
What gripes me about having a baby now days is the doctor says not to feed the infant until they are at least 6 months old..but if the formula is not satisfing them what are you do to?I started feeding my grandchild baby ceral at 2 weeks and they are healthy how does a doctor know when to feed a baby all babies are different . what do you think
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@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
I started introducing solids to my baby when she was 5.5 months old. According to her pediatrician, it is recommended to introduce solids at 6 months because they're digestive system is more mature at this stage, This will avoid babies having food allergies if you introduce solids at an early age.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Actually, formula has more calories and is more of a dense food than cereal. My pediatrician said it is like eating a potato compared to eating a salad. It might make you feel full right away but that cereal takes up tummy space and burns off quickly. I always started my kids on cereal etc at about 4 months.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I am no expert on this subject. I see no harm in starting some foods after one or two months. It might depend on the baby and how their young systems react to regular foods. Sometimes the mom knows best.