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solids? Baby Liam =D 1 child; Marshfield, Vermont 529 posts
1st Aug '12

I know its best to wait until 6months for solids...but my son shows all the signs that he is ready for food...at least cereal...wic said earliest was 4months which he will be four months this month. He is EBF and eats 10-12 times still during the day at least 15minutes each time. He doesn't want to eat more than 15minutes though...tried that. I read the recommended times to eat were 6-9 times on demand for his weight/age. I am going to ask the pedi when I go for his 4month check up. I want to ebf still but he eats all the time!

♥Sami [better off] Due February 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; La Vergne, TN, United States 3104 posts
1st Aug '12
Quoting Baby Liam&ME:" I know its best to wait until 6months for solids...but my son shows all the signs that he is ready for ... [snip!] ... for his weight/age. I am going to ask the pedi when I go for his 4month check up. I want to ebf still but he eats all the time!"


Personally I would wait until at least 5-6 months. Him nursing that much at that age is normal. Lo went through that and now she only nurses 5-10 minutes at a time every few hours since she isn't growing as much.

Party of FIVE! 3 kids; Romania 37562 posts
1st Aug '12

Wait. I don't understand why people are in such a rush. It is so much better for their digestive tract to wait till at least 6 months. And don't feed them rice cereal. Research, don't just do the norm.

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65294 posts
1st Aug '12

What signs is he showing? Can he sit up unsupported? Has his tongue thrust reflex disappeared? Those are two major signs to look for. If you do decide to introduce solids at 4 months, make sure he's still getting the same amount of breastmilk. It's important that he nurses before eating solids, because the majority of his calories still need to come from breastmilk.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
1st Aug '12
Quoting Party of FIVE!:" Wait. I don't understand why people are in such a rush. It is so much better for their digestive tract ... [snip!] ... for their digestive tract to wait till at least 6 months. And don't feed them rice cereal. Research, don't just do the norm."

:!:

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65294 posts
1st Aug '12
Quoting Party of FIVE!:" Wait. I don't understand why people are in such a rush. It is so much better for their digestive tract ... [snip!] ... for their digestive tract to wait till at least 6 months. And don't feed them rice cereal. Research, don't just do the norm."


This.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
1st Aug '12

Babes also have a 3 month growth spurt.

Crystal Mom of 4 4 kids; New York 6309 posts
1st Aug '12
Quoting Baby Liam&ME:" I know its best to wait until 6months for solids...but my son shows all the signs that he is ready for ... [snip!] ... for his weight/age. I am going to ask the pedi when I go for his 4month check up. I want to ebf still but he eats all the time!"


Some women have a bigger storage capacity for milk then others (not based on breast size). It just means that your baby will nurse slightly more often then the average in order to get the same amount. Don't worry about what the average is anyway as long as your baby is gaining weight and having enough diapers a day he's getting enough to eat. How often he nurses really has nothing to do with his digestive tract being ready for solids. There is a great thread with info about why it is best to wait until 6 months to introduce solid food.



http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2124087.html

Baby Liam =D 1 child; Marshfield, Vermont 529 posts
1st Aug '12

He can sit for a little but not too too long...and his tounge thrust is gone. He has really good head control.
The thing that my pedi and wic gave me says
"Getting ready for solids: sits up with support, holds head steady, reaches for objects and holds on to them, stops pushing tongue out when lips are touched (tongue thrust), opens mouth for spoon, closes mouth over spoon and begins to swallow."
my son can do all of these....I did the spoon thing but with nothing in it just to try it out. (obviously)

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65294 posts
1st Aug '12
Quoting Baby Liam&ME:" He can sit for a little but not too too long...and his tounge thrust is gone. He has really good head ... [snip!] ... begins to swallow." my son can do all of these....I did the spoon thing but with nothing in it just to try it out. (obviously)"


Personally, I'd wait. Most babies can do all of that at 3 months, but at that age, they're nowhere near ready to digest anything other than breastmilk or formula. Their little bodies don't even start producing important digestive enzymes until 6 months of age. I started my daughter on rice cereal at 4 months, and she just pushed it out with her tongue, so I waited until 5 months.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
1st Aug '12
Quoting Baby Liam&ME:" He can sit for a little but not too too long...and his tounge thrust is gone. He has really good head ... [snip!] ... begins to swallow." my son can do all of these....I did the spoon thing but with nothing in it just to try it out. (obviously)"

I don't think a 3 month old is ready for solids, ever.

Party of FIVE! 3 kids; Romania 37562 posts
1st Aug '12
Quoting Baby Liam&ME:" He can sit for a little but not too too long...and his tounge thrust is gone. He has really good head ... [snip!] ... begins to swallow." my son can do all of these....I did the spoon thing but with nothing in it just to try it out. (obviously)"


I say research. :) If you want I can find probably 23974389 studies saying that it is a bad idea, and you shouldn't listen to wic people that don't know shit. :)

Baby Liam =D 1 child; Marshfield, Vermont 529 posts
1st Aug '12

hes almost 4 motnhs.

Party of FIVE! 3 kids; Romania 37562 posts
1st Aug '12
Quoting Baby Liam&ME:" hes almost 4 motnhs."


Yup, but have you done research? Or just going off of what people say?