When should I start feeding my 4 month old?

My son is soon to be four months, and I’m not sure when I can start feeding him pablum, many are saying to wait another month, but my son is beginning to be fussy before it’s even his feeding time, so I think it’s almost time I introduce him to rice cereal? I’m a young mother, and i’d like some tips or advice.

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U could put baby oatmeal in his milk

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Always started mine by 2 months😊 just start with rice.

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6 months with all signs of readiness. At 4 months they don’t need solids.

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My daughter was about 2 months when I started her

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Pediatrician recommends 6 months for anything other than breastmilk or formula some will approve it at 5 months I personally would wait, no judgement though too each their own

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Don’t. At least 6-8 months before child should start solids.

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Rice cereal has almost nothing for nutrition. Wait until 6 months if you can.

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I didn’t start solids until the appearance of teeth, and I started with puréed fruits and veggies. I highly recommend Mommy Diagnostics by Shonda Parker for all sorts of natural/holistic tips and advice. Good luck!

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It’s recommended to start around 6months and meeting all signs of readiness

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Please talk to your pediatrician. All kids are different

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We got the clear at four months. Actually encouraged. She had horrible acid reflux. Was still sleeping in a daydreamer and was about to be out on different meds to test. Dr said try some food and see. So we did and maybe a day later she was so so so much better. Soon after she got to sleep flat and we avoided meds :pray:t3::pray:t3: we did one new food a week though since she was younger than we’d of liked.

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My children’s pediatrician had me add baby cereal and rice to their bottles at 4 months… Your baby’s doc will tell ya if it’s time

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I skipped rice cereal because it has no nutritional value and is just a filler. I started my baby on stage 1 purée exactly at 4 months, pediatrician approved. That’s the earliest to start but some start at 6 months. Nothing wrong with starting at 4 months as long as they are ready. They’ll let you know. I don’t regret starting my child at 4 months. She’s 8 months and a great eater now and on stage 3 food and table foods. She eats three meals a day including 30-35oz of formula.

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Wait till 6 months. Look into baby led weaning! :blush:

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Maybe things have changed as my daughter is now 7. But food before 1 is just for fun was the saying. They get most of their nutrients from milk whether formula or breast. If he is fussy “before his feeding” then you are waiting to long. It is not an exact time for feeding. If it’s every 2hrs but you’re finding at 1hr 45min baby is fussy then you feed them at 1hr 45min. The idea of solids before 1yr is to get them used to new flavors & how to swallow different then with the just liquid. But gut wise I was told 6mths & still that is just for fun not meant to replace breastmilk/formula.

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Baby isn’t ready for solids until closer to 6 months. Babies don’t feed on a schedule, they eat when they’re hungry. Rice cereal is also high in arsenic and isn’t needed. When you wait til 6 months, baby can eat almost everything you eat. With the exception of honey, dairy milk and undercooked meats.

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I’d talk to your doctor. Maybe they need more formula at feeding time. They do require more at one time the bigger they get. 6 months is recommended for solids.

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Your pediatrician is better to ask than Facebook

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I breastfeed both mine 6 months exclusively. 6 months is what my doctor said. I’m glad I waited