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Hi mummys with preemies,
Just wondering... when did you start introducing solid food for your child? At 4 months of birth age or adjusted age? Thanks for sharing!
actually the 'right' age to start semi solid should be at 6mth old.. i dont know for premature babies, but for those 'due' babies, should be around 6mth old. =)
Recommended age to start solids is 6 mths. But if by 6 mths your child still hasn't shown signs of readiness for solid food, you can try waiting it out another month.
dont't know how premature your child is.
If I remember correctly, preemies should start solid food later than 6 months coz their birth is calculated differently from mature babies. Please check with your pediatrician and dont't start your preemie on solids yet.
I think mummy has to use discretion. The same guidelines apply, any time btw 6-12 month of birth age, depending on baby's development.
However children with a family history of allergies such as allergic rhinitis (perpetual runny nose & sensitive airways), eczema and asthma are more LIKELY to develop allergies if given certain foods, esp wheat products (biscuits & rusks). Pls check with dietician, nutritionist or pediatrician who specialises in premmies.
Have another question... how about formula? For mummys giving formula to their preemie child, do you upgrade the formula at adjusted age or birth age? Thanks again for sharing!
My boy was on formula for premature and underweight babies. I switched to the normal formula when his weight increased to an average baby's weight. From then on, I just follow the guidelines for any normal babies. Introduced solids when he was 6 mths. Now he is a healthy and active 18 month.
Solid foods are a big step in the child. Find out when and how the transition from breast milk, formula or solid foods. The intestines are the body filtering system, screening for potentially harmful substances and rental of healthy ingredients.
I read some where that me six month is good to introduce solid food to your premature baby. But i want to suggest you that you have to take advise form the doctor to start solid food to your premature baby.
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