Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nads | 2009/05/05


solids at 3 months

My 3 month old son was 3.6 at birth and now weighs 6.8 KG. He has some discomfort with acid reflux - is on medication for this. He does not sleep for more than 4 hours in first stretch of night and then sometimes wakes hourly after that - I am breast feeding at night and during soem day feeds and giving 1-2 feeds in day with formula instead (am slowly weaning him to bottle). I was at his Paediatrician for his 3 month check-up and he said i can now start my son on solids - starting with 1-2 spoons of cereal a day.... I have not done it yet as despite what he said, I see so much saying i should not give a 3 month old baby solids... what do u think?

Expert's Reply



I think that you should wait until your baby is at least 4 months old before starting him on solids. The extra food in his tummy may aggravate his reflux.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.