My daughter is really healthy weight wise and we started rice cereal and fruit at 2.5 mo of just a bite or two and have slowly introduced a few more fruits and now squash. We are really careful to wait in between introducing new foods to watch for reactions. What can I say, she LOVES to eat and the food has had NO bad reactions at all. Would giving her a little fruit or veggie and cereal 2x a day be too much at this age? She still gets enough formula, drinking about six 6oz bottles in 24hrs (sometimes more rarely less). She is a chunky monkey so there is no concern with lack of nutrients...at 3 mo she is about 15lbs and was 8.5lbs at birth. Thanks for your ideas, suggestions and input. My older son is 12 so it's been a loooong time since I've done this!!! View Thread
Thanks for all your imput. I checked with our Ped at the last appt, and he said it was ok but to remain cautious as her intestines are not well developed yet. I am aware about the obecity factor and we have begun to only give her veggies around dinner time..she watches us fork to plate then mouth when we eat and opens her mouth if something goes near her thats food and even reaches out to try to grab something! I figure if she's chubby from eating veggies than so be it. She has also lost some pudge, but still remains healthy as she has been more active! Go figure this study came out about a month after we begun solids! I hope this may help other famililes who's kids seem eager to eat but also feel torn. In the end all has reamined well with having her eat a little bit of food!View Thread
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