View Full Version : Pediatrician says No I say Yes!
02-26-2008, 08:37 PM
Hello everyone, My daughter is 5 months and My pediatrician does not want me to start her on cereal and fruits. My daughter does not get full off of formula, she will drink 10 5oz bottles in a course of 24 hrs.. I started to spoon feed her and she is a pro and looks adorable and only drinks 6-8 5oz bottles a day. Whoo-hoo. So my question is am I doing the right thing for my daughter or should I listen to our doctor? My sons started eating food at 4 months but standards have changed in 3 yrs. Thank you all to those who participate in this bulletin.
02-26-2008, 08:44 PM
Tomorrow my 2 month old son gets his 2 month shots. Do they make him sick? like cold or flu sick? Cause a friend of mine 2 month old son got his 2 weeks ago and he got sick right after the shots. Is there anything i need to know before hand?
02-27-2008, 04:16 PM
I posted a question on whether to start my 3month old on solids. All their tips were great (you might want to read their answers too so it can help you). But I'd say go for it. If she needs something extra, than give her some. Also, 50 oz of formula a day is alot. She might need more to keep her full like cereal.
If she holds her head up well and has doubled her birth weight, than it's fine I'm told. Just watch for food allergies. Give her one fruit (or vegetable) every three days to know that she's doing well.
And most doctors will encourage that your baby start at six months because it's at that age, she can do better with eating. But, hey, my doctor said between three and four months and my WIC nutritionist said to just watch for food allergies. Do what feels right.
02-29-2008, 02:40 PM
I didn't start my kids on solids until six months. We have a family history of food allergies, and I truly feel that the majority of children need only breast milk or formula for the first six months. If you pediatrician, who presumably knows your family history and how much formula your daughter takes daily, says to wait to introduce solids, then I would probably wait another month to do so.
Having said that, if she is having no trouble and you are introducing one food at a time with no rashes or other ill effects, it certainly shouldn't hurt to to have solids a little earlier than your doctor would like.
I have friends whose pediatricians told them they could start with rice cereal at three months. That goes against the AAP's recommendations! As moms, we have to choose the doctor that is best for our kids and listen to her recommendations, but we also have to understand that they are human, with different opinions and experiences, and then make decisions accordingly.
02-29-2008, 04:36 PM
i started my son on baby food when he was 4mths old hes now 9mths and is just fine mine disagred too but i wasnt going to let him go hungry and hes just fine sweetie i see no harm in it just make sure u introduce 1 food at a time for 5 days then if they got no reation then u can try a new one
03-01-2008, 08:05 PM
My pediatrician started my son Killian on cereals and yellow veggies at 4 months old. He does great. He's seven months old now and eats pretty much everything... well all the baby foods that is. He's really small for his age and they wanted him to gain extra weight but regardless, if his tiny little self can handle it, so can your baby. Follow your gut instinct
03-02-2008, 04:14 PM
Standards change over years, but children/people don't. For a while, everyone got epidurals, then in the 70's no they didn't, now they say it's okay. Start your baby on solids at 3-4 months, no wait until after 6 months. Pacifiers are bad for babies too long, no wait they prevent SIDS. Use YOUR judgement. If your other two children were fine, then more than likely this one will be too.
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