Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Twinkels | 2008/08/13

Q.

4mnth old baby - solids

Hi
I always said i would not give my baby solids before 6months, but i dont know anymore.
She weighed 2.96kg at birth and is 6.6kg now at 4months and 1 week.
She drinks about 700ml of breastmilk &  nan through the day (one bottle breastmilk, then one botlle nan). At night she drinks every 2 - 3hrs, 100 - 150ml at a time. I only give her nan at nite.
Everyone says she is still hunger.
Will i do her harm if i start giving her solids at her age?
I work full time and cant keep up anymore.
When she wakes at nite, she starts crying until she gets her milk.
I tried to put her back to bed with water, only for her to wake up 30min later for her bottle.
What am i to do???

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You can certainly start your baby on solids at 4 months. Start off with rice or maize cereals twice daily.

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Posted by: Jenn | 2008/08/14

Go to wholesome baby food . com

I started my son on solids when he was 3 and a half. 6 months now. He loves food. Started with rice cereal and purity. I cook his own food now.

Reply to Jenn
Posted by: . | 2008/08/13

My seuntjie is nou amper 6 maande oud. Ek het op 3 &  half maande met vaste kos begin, want hy het 2 uur nadat hy bottel gedrink het gemoan en dan wou hy weer drink. En toe ek vir hom begin pappies gee en nie lank daarna begin purity gee het, het hy weer tussen voedings gehou. Vandat ek hom die eerste keer pappies begin gee het en nog steeds is hy baie erg oor eet. Jy sal sien as sy nie reg is vir eet nie. Hy het byvoorbeeld sy eerste bak pap ge eet asof hy al lankal eet, was glad nie dom om te eet nie. Het met ryspap begin vir so 2 weke en toe oorgegan na Cerelac Regular. Sterkte!

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