Quoting Jeeper:" My mom did the same thing with all 5 of her kids (me and my 4 brothers) and none of us had child hood ... [snip!] ... is ready. That is the information 2 pediatricians gave me and wic gave me and that is the government recommended guidelines. "
Then they are mistaken. AAP's new guidelines are 6 months, not 4-6.
Quoting andthesenights:" Then they are mistaken. AAP's new guidelines are 6 months, not 4-6. http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/25/too-early-solid-food-could-lead-to-problems-for-babies/"
Thank you. But people will do what they want to do. Pediatricians have outdated information. The people at WIC, in general, are not very bright usually. And the guidelines have changed. And the FACT is, that studies have shown that starting solids too soon have led to issues later in life. Not for everyone, sure, but it's not a risk I would be willing to take with my babies.
I've never understood why we rush our babies into growing up so quickly.
That is your decision and it isn't up to you to judge other people for listening to their pediatricians. Every baby is different and I followed the guidelines that were given to me by the hospital, my pediatrician, and WIC and I told my pediatrician about it and she was actually happy that she started solids early because she is a good eater and won't be picky.