View Poll Results: When did you start solids?
Before 6 months 48 36.36%
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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When did you start solids?

DD is 4.5 months old (exclusively breastfed) and I'm getting TONS of pressure to start her on solids at 5 months. The thought had not even occured to me as she is VERY fat and VERY happy on breastmilk alone! LOL

So, when did y'all start solids?
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:37 PM   #2
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Re: When did you start solids?

I started at 4 months. She was showing all the signs of being ready, she watched us with interest as we ate. So I started with just lunch of rice cereal and then started mixing it with applesauce. We slowly went from there although she didn't start with the meals until after 6 months. She's still bf and eats mostly table food with the occasional quick toddler meal
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Re: When did you start solids?

We started solids at about 5 months... but he was very interested in eating so i started giving him a little here and there...but still almost EBF
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Re: When did you start solids?

I went back to work when DD was 4 months. She refused, flat-out, to take a bottle of the nice boob milk I pumped, so my caregiver suggested boobie milk mixed with cereal, with applesauce, etc. She ate all and was happy and all was well.

But she was obviously ready, too -- no tongue-thrust reflex, willing to try solids, etc.

Now at 9+ months she is still a champion nurser, but eats a large variety of solid foods (and she has 7 teeth, so she gets a real range!). I enjoy the fact that we can have fun culinary adventures, but still enjoy plenty lovely nursing time together.

Every baby is different.
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Re: When did you start solids?

Camden didn't start solids until just after 9 months!

There's a long reason/story behind this...
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Re: When did you start solids?

I voted other because my daughter was started at about 5 months and had no issues...then. But my son couldn't tolerate anything and threw up or had horrible pain after eating ANY solid foods and a lot of formulas as well. The nursing was even questionable for awhile with him due to gastric distress. He was actually just over 13 mos. when we finally were able to get solid food into him....and have it stay. This next baby (due in Dec.) I'm going to wait a year. I am SOOOOO tired of (and sorry for) the tummy problems and allergies over here.....I figure why push it???

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Old 08-15-2006, 05:19 PM   #7
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Re: When did you start solids?

I also voted other because "after 6 months" is far off from where we started.

We started at a year. DD is now a happy, healthy, food LOVING machine...
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Re: When did you start solids?

I didn't vote because we're not there yet. I had originally planned to delay as long as possible (until DS had several teeth). Of course, I had also originally planned to ebf. Now that I have to give formula b/c of my low supply, I may be starting them earlier than originally planned, but I won't start them before 6 months either way.
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I started both my girls on cereal around 4-5 months.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:34 PM   #10
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Re: When did you start solids?

hmm my 11yo and 7yo started around 5ish months but the were FF babies! now with joe (7months/EBF) i started out with a bit of organic long grain rice cereal i made at a little over 6months. bad tounge thrust and he didnt really want so i waited a few weeks and he seemed good to go...well flash foward a few weeks and i've added banana and yams to his diet and then one morning he had his usual cereal/bannana's, took a bath, nursed and when to sleep. 2-3hrs later he was PUKING!!!!!!!! OMG it was awfull!! he was a dishrag for most of the night. since that day almost 2wks ago he hasnt had any more to eat bc im scared!!

he seems really happy on just mommy milk and is gaining weight just fine so i'm in no rush to restart it!
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