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Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting ChubbyCheekers
Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5828 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" I realize this. I just told her that I wasn't worried about solids. My pediatrician wants me to allow ... [snip!] ... told me that "read the American Pediatric Association guidelines. They say at 6 months a baby HAS TO HAVE pureed baby foods""


Just tell them you'll consult your pedi about it, that they don't need to be concerned.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Lady GooGoo
snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
11th Mar '13

Wic will not change what they give you regardless of what you are feeding your little one. I learned to just tell them what they want to hear, and if I am not starting foods yet... whatever I got, I just saved for when I did. I listened, learned what I could, but unfortunately their information is not always up to date. It's not necessarily wrong... just not always up to date. They have to teach what they are told until WIC as a while changes their education guidelines.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting snglemama:" Wic will not change what they give you regardless of what you are feeding your little one. I learned ... [snip!] ... just not always up to date. They have to teach what they are told until WIC as a while changes their education guidelines."


See, I was making baby food. Homemade organic baby foods, so I'm not concerned with even buying the foods. I just found it weird that she was so pushy about me starting solids! Actually she told me at 4 months that because my baby was so big I needed to start giving him cereal!

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" See, I was making baby food. Homemade organic baby foods, so I'm not concerned with even buying the ... [snip!] ... about me starting solids! Actually she told me at 4 months that because my baby was so big I needed to start giving him cereal!"


I'll never understand that argument.. since BM has more and better calories. That's like telling a grown man who just worked all day that instead of steak and potatoes, he should eat salad since he's so hungry.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting snglemama:" I'll never understand that argument.. since BM has more and better calories. That's like telling a grown ... [snip!] ... like telling a grown man who just worked all day that instead of steak and potatoes, he should eat salad since he's so hungry. "


Thank you! Why would I change his diet by adding something that first of all he doesn't enjoy. It's not necessary in the least. He actually got extremely ill when I tried cereal the first time at 5 months! Breastmilk is MADE FOR MY BABY! My body produces it just for him and his needs, so why mess with that ya know?

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" Thank you! Why would I change his diet by adding something that first of all he doesn't enjoy. It's ... [snip!] ... at 5 months! Breastmilk is MADE FOR MY BABY! My body produces it just for him and his needs, so why mess with that ya know?"


Just smile and nod and tell the WIC person what they want to hear. But do what you feel and know is best for your baby.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" Thank you! Why would I change his diet by adding something that first of all he doesn't enjoy. It's ... [snip!] ... at 5 months! Breastmilk is MADE FOR MY BABY! My body produces it just for him and his needs, so why mess with that ya know?"


none of my kids tolerated cereal. we tried, it made them constipated. We just did fruits, veggies and then table foods.



started them all on avocado, pumpkin, then jar babyfood. because we delayed... we didn't bother with stage 1, they are so thin... but went right to stage 2 and 3

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
11th Mar '13
Quoting snglemama:" none of my kids tolerated cereal. we tried, it made them constipated. We just did fruits, veggies and ... [snip!] ... then jar babyfood. because we delayed... we didn't bother with stage 1, they are so thin... but went right to stage 2 and 3"


My baby will not do a spoon. He wants to feed himself, and does so well. I just chop up steamed fresh veggies and allow him to self feed when he chooses to.