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Old 06-01-2008, 12:38 AM   #12
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Re: Need some actual proof - solids question

don't rush it...i don't have facts but i can tell you my experience with my 2 DC

DD...we tried solids about 6months and she screamed bloody murder from the time she swallowed the food on and off for at least 24 hrs. Dr. said her digestive system wasn't ready for solids to just try once a week until she can handle it and not to worry or rush it. She took about a month before she could eat w/o screaming. Once she was eating she turned into the biggest pig and at almost 3 is 30lbs. tall and skinny...and still eats like a pig

DS...we held off longer on solids b/c of what happened with DD. We started him about 8 1/2 months (BF only until then). He seemed to do okay except her started waking up more at night to eat. I thought it was teething until a few months later we realized it was the food hurting his stomach...then we realized he wasn't gaining weight or growing in height....We have been seeing a GI specialist (who thinks he has food allergies/intolerances). From about 11months till now (14months) he is BFing as his main source...we did start raw milk (which he can handle) about 1 1/2months ago. And we try a food once a week (but he either wakes up every 2hrs. at night crying or doesn't digest it at all and it comes right out the same way it went in). Since being on BM only and raw milk (8-16oz a day for only 2wks of this month) he has gained 1lb in one month. GI and our Dr. know that he is basically on BM only now and are fine with that since he is now gaining weight again. (we go back in 2wks for our 2month check so we'll see how he did with a whole 2months on raw milk and BM)

If you're fine with BFing and baby isn't interested in solids don't push it. You could always just put food in front of her while you eat and let her play and maybe some will make it in her mouth. both my DC loved rice puffs. basically the rice puffed cereal. it's tiny and dissolves in their mouth quicker than cheerios and is fun to play with.

If they give you grief tell them my baby (that really can't eat solids) is 14months and on BM only and doing better than when he was eating solids, and the Dr.'s are aware and fine with it.
Heather David
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