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I’m wondering why we are told not to give babies solids until they are 6 months old. Would they not want solids before this?

Posted by joanne_cooper, 25th June 2019

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  • It has to do with their digestive system which isn’t fully matured yet under the age of 6months.

  • All of my kids have started solids at 4 months, even my two premmie kids (advised by our paediatrician), if your child is looking ready for solids (purees) then give them a try, if they reject them try again another time, keep in mind they change the recommended start age all the time between 4 and 6 months. Do your research and use your best judgement

  • They cant digest solid foods and may not be able to eat them properly so purees are best until they are ready

  • babies under six months have trouble digesting solid food as their digestive system is not strong enough to handle food. it can cause a lot of upset tummies. Much better to wait until they are over six months.

  • Have a research into open gut and it may help you understand why 6 months is recommended. Starting early can cause alot of trouble further down the track with tummy issues.

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