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love button Ontario 770 posts
Jan 13th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Piecey.:</b>" I'd really like to see this research or whatever ... [snip!] ... feed our kids those foods its encouraged too. But personal preference also comes in it. If we choose to follow or not...Kwim?"</blockquote>



Thanks for that all you said is what my doctor told me. At 6 months they don't get all the stuff they need from milk anymore that's why you should start solids. And everything but honey because its not pasteurized

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jan 13th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" I didnt know the immune systems of Canadian babies and American babies were so vastly different."</blockquote>




There not. Canada has just done more studies on the issue. All guidelines for Canada changed as of January 1 2012.



I'm going to post links when at home.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
Jan 13th '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" I didnt know the immune systems of Canadian babies and American babies were so vastly different."


They're not but as americans we shelter from things we shouldnt and expose things we shouldnt. Our country is ass backwards.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
Jan 13th '13
Quoting Piecey.:" I'd really like to see this research or whatever that you claim says it's okay to introduce some major allergen foods."


In the US, we have been restricting foods more than ever.... and we have more food allergies than ever.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
Jan 13th '13
Quoting love button:" <blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Piecey.:</b>" ... [snip!] ... the stuff they need from milk anymore that's why you should start solids. And everything but honey because its not pasteurized"


That is partially true as you never know how much nutrients a baby has stored in their body and how they matablize foods.
That said, formula can provide most or all that a bay needs until a year when they transition off of formula to food.
Around 6-8 months, most baies are just "getting trained" on eating and swallowing solids. It's also fun and playful for the baby and family. Usually, not much nutrition is taken in. As they get closer to 12 months, they usually eat more and more and food begins to replace formula. Around 12 months most babies get enough from solids to allow them to switch from formula to milk and solids.
For us, after 12 months, on days when our LO didnt eat much, we gave her a bedtime bottle of formula to make sure she was getting enough nutrients. By 13-14 months this stopped as she was eating a variety of nutritious foods very well.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jan 13th '13

Ok here is some links to canadas guidelines......first one is from canadas pediatric and our number 1 recommended site to parents from our pedi and the hospital
http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/feeding_your_baby_in_the_first_year



http://www.actionagainstallergy.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=145:infant-food-allergies&catid=3:newsflash&Itemid=525



Introducing Solid Foods
The first consensus document on the introduction of solid foods for the food-allergic infant was published in July 2006 by the Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology . They recommended that introduction of the multiple allergens in solid foods to the allergic infant is preferably delayed until after six months of age. Until this age the authors suggest that the infant's immature digestive tract and immune system may increase the risk of sensitization and development of allergy. Furthermore, it was recommended that the most highly allergenic foods should not be introduced until after one year of age or later. Specific times of introduction were suggested as: cow

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
Jan 14th '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" Ok here is some links to canadas guidelines......first one is from canadas pediatric and our number 1 ... [snip!] ... be introduced separately and mixed foods introduced only after each food in the mixture has been introduced and tolerated"


THANK YOU! Where were you during many "delay-food" threads?? lol
j/k but there are some that are militant about this issue.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jan 14th '13
Quoting TheNuge:" THANK YOU! Where were you during many "delay-food" threads?? lol j/k but there are some that are militant about this issue."


Youre welcome.

Lol I have been lurking around. I have been jumped on like so many others for my choices on following on this path choice. And have provided these links to others in which some responses were"I am not reading that garbage" "horrible parenting, filling your baby up with allergen foods" etc.....the list go ons and on.

A lot of Canadians still follow the path of no solids delay solids and that, when it comes down to it, its all personal choices we as parents make. Its just a guideline advice and so on.

I have studied and done so much research before making my full decision on solids. And since my older kids were on solids at 6 months with no food restrictions but honey, I did the same with mine. lol

A lot of parents that have been given the advice to start have not researched it, but have researched on TO DELAY solids.....its weird to me. lol

Im glad you enjoyed the read. :) Most on here refused to read it, cause they are just against it.

LoveMyBubbaBoy Due October 4; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Michigan 3214 posts
Jan 14th '13

My pediatrician told me that the studies were saying that the only things I should avoid were allergies that were severe for family members. Lol. So we haven't done peanuts yet (my mom is allergic) or honey (because that's still a no no raw) but we give everything else. Even eggs. It's always a personal choice though. It's nice to see the other side. :)

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jan 14th '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" My pediatrician told me that the studies were saying that the only things I should avoid were allergies ... [snip!] ... a no no raw) but we give everything else. Even eggs. It's always a personal choice though. It's nice to see the other side. :)"



Yes allergies in the family, i would hold off on as well. :) I am lucky we dont have food allergies in any of our family. Pets yes and random stupid stuff like burning trees and grass. But not food.

People on BG need to accept that there can be a huge cultural difference with a world wide basis of ppl we have on her, and not assum that parents are doing wrong cause their country is different.

The car seat one bugs me too. Lets jump down someones throat cause their 6 month old is ff, but not look and see they are ffrom Austrilia where they ff by law at 6 months.....oh look lets jump down her's cause her infant seat has no chest clip, but ignore the fact they are from the UK where seats are not equiped with chest clips (they believe they are unsafe) Its the same thinf...kwim?

Ok I ran off topic and am rambling here, lol srry. These subjects make me mad at times. :)

love button Ontario 770 posts
Jan 14th '13

I was thinking that too. Culture is a big factor in this. I feed my daughter things and I watch out to see how she reacts. I'm not just forcing her to eat everything. But you can't shelter your kids from everything. If she's allergic to peanuts( which she isn't because she's eaten it) I would only know if she ate it and got a reaction. But for example she doesn't do good with bananas so I stopped giving her that and ill try again when she's older. You just have to pay attention to how your baby reacts to the food and still only give infants 1-2 new foods a week to not overwhelm their sty system. If you think of it people in like Asia probably give their babies raw fish, or indian babies probably eat spicy season foods, eauropeans probably get their babies to eat raw meats and all kinds of fish. You know how many places in the world season their baby food and they are all fine. Or how many babies are taken Off breast milk or formula at way younger ages that we belive they should. Americans believe on feeding babies bland food. And it's all okay so Noone should judge anyone on what you feed your baby

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jan 14th '13
Quoting love button:" I was thinking that too. Culture is a big factor in this. I feed my daughter things and I watch out to ... [snip!] ... Americans believe on feeding babies bland food. And it's all okay so Noone should judge anyone on what you feed your baby"



often bring up the culture difference too. When it comes to this stuf.

I always season my 11 month olds food, exactly how I like it. I donot add salt tho, but never with my own, and I always use unsalted butter anyways (I dont like salt) lol

I know what foods cause her discomfort and dont sit well with her. And at first it was broccoli, but once she got about 8 months I tried again and stomach upset from it and she eats broccoli almost every day she loves it (just like her momma)

I will be honest and say I never waited the few day rule on new foods.....I know you need too, but I never did at all. She was fine tho. But I highly DO NOT recommend others to do the same. lol

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
Jan 14th '13
Quoting love button:" I was thinking that too. Culture is a big factor in this. I feed my daughter things and I watch out to ... [snip!] ... Americans believe on feeding babies bland food. And it's all okay so Noone should judge anyone on what you feed your baby"


Yes, different cultures do things differently AND they also have different resources.

i may have said it previously but, "we" have been delaying foods for many years now and we have more food allergies than ever. One wouold expect to see fewer allergies.