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FEEDING BABY SOLIDS

The most asked question of pediatrician, mothers, aunts, etc. by new mothers is:
ďWhen do I feed my baby solid foods?Ē The answer is as varied as the number of wild horses still roaming the North American Continent!
This question can only be answered as the mother becomes more familiar with her infant than any other person possibly can, including the childís doctor.
Every child is different! Please believe me on this noteÖ
There are suggestions as to when to begin supplementing a babyís milk intake with pabulum or fruits processed and sold especially for infant feeding.
Of course, a newborn gets all the nutrients and food supply from milk that they need in the first six weeks to three months of life, but anything around these times should be up to the mother.
Nursing Momís have a life to live too without baby attached, so please donít be afraid to cut back on feedings with some solid food after three months.

Reasons to begin feeding baby solid foods:

1) If you gave birth to a BIG baby, (8 pounds or more) you can take it from me, eight ounces of milk every four hours is NOT going to keep your child satisfied after three months. (Maybe not after six weeks). My babes were NOT happy till I fed them at least once a day at this early date. They thrived and are alive and well today. (Maybe farm gals do things differently than urban moms, so itís at your discretion that I tell you what worked for me and mine.) Your baby will definitely let you know when he/she is ready by slugging down eight ounces of formula or breast milk, burping, and bawling for more. Baby will not be satisfied more than a couple of hours before demanding to be nursed or bottle fed again.
2) If after three months, you parents are walking around like zombies because you havenít had a decent nightís sleep since giving birth to your precious pumpkin, well, have I got good news for you! Sleeping through the night will not happen under your roof until you give this child solid food that will stay with him/her more than a short period of time. Now that you have this information, you can sleep tight!
3) If your child drinks a bottle down quickly, then projectile vomits it across the room, or down your front― Try changing formulas and ask your pediatrician if you may start feeding the baby to keep them from starving. (If he says no, change pediatricians immediately!) Even if the child is only six weeks old, he must be having problems either in digesting milk (lactose intolerance) or is allergic to a particular ingredient in his/her formula. DONíT PANIC! This is common. After all, youíre dealing with a mighty small, little system here.

Now, Iím not advocating parents feed their infant meat and potatoes. You must start with pabulum and maybe a bit of applesauce mixed with. Just blend the flaky, bland, awful tasting, yucky stuff with formula. Breastfeeding Momís can use their pumped milk, or store-bought formula also. (Be sure to heat fruit and milk before mixing with pabulum because it gets cold quickly.)
Start with RICE pabulum and graduate to other types as baby grows. This is the least likely to cause any allergic reaction, and is easiest to digest.
After youíve fed baby this food twice a day for six weeks to two months, graduate to infant-processed foods twice a day. Stay away from meats until baby is at least six months old. CAUTION: Donít call your doctor when your childís nose turns orange from eating carrots, and NO it wonít wash off. It is carotene coming out in his/her little system and will do no harm.
You can be the captain of your own ship on this subject. Just know your babyís needs by giving constant nurturing care, love, and attention. While baby cannot verbally tell you what his/her wants, needs, or simple desires are, believe me, youíll be able to distinguish every cry very soon after bringing the wee one home from the hospital.
Listen carefully, baby will tell you when he/she needs more than milk.

 

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