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baby rice etc

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mumtooo2boys Thu 19-Nov-15 07:11:07

hi what age did everyone start there babys on baby rice etc my little boys 13 weeks and always appears to be looking for food hes having 7 ounce bottles of hungry baby milk (put him on this at midwifes suggestion) just cant remember what age i tried my oldest on baby rice and things like that oldest is now 8 so things have changed since then .Also do people still use rusk seen loads of posts saying dont use but when my son was a baby it was advised to start them on rusk .

mrsmugoo Thu 19-Nov-15 07:25:34

The advice is give real food at 6 months old. No need for baby rice, give fruit, soft veg, bread, yoghurt etc.,.

Just give more milk to tiny babies it's all their digestive systems can handle.

Health advice exists for a reason.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 19-Nov-15 07:29:13

What mrsmugoo said. A 13 week old needs milk, nothing else.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 19-Nov-15 07:30:59

And rusks are full of sugar!

mumtooo2boys Thu 19-Nov-15 08:11:19

yes thats fine i was just asking as a few people said 4 months old my mum said 6 and the health visitor said 8 .i havent given him anything other than milk hve just upped his ounces to 7 .
thanks for the replies and about the rusks i was just double checking as when my son was born you was told they could have them as i said that was 8 years ago and things have changed ! so just wanted opinions on it smile

mrsmugoo Thu 19-Nov-15 08:51:11

Back in our parents day they used to wean at 3 or 4 months and do weird stuff like rusks in bottles. The health advice has moved on in the last 20 years and now we know it is not beneficial to start weaning before 6 months. Weaning foods have less calories in them then milk so all you're doing is filling them up with bulk and denying them nutrition. It's the same as as an adult just eating shit loads of bread!

Maybe go back to ordinary first milk not the hungry baby stuff and feed little and often on demand not to a schedule.

mrsmugoo Thu 19-Nov-15 08:53:29

My sons first weaning foods was a bit of sweet potato on a spoon and some ripe banana in his hand.

I moved on to sandwich fingers and things like shepherds pie and bolognaise quite quickly. He also enjoyed things like pesto pasta on his highchair tray.

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