Hello mummies! My baby is starting solids soon! May I know when your child first started in solids, how does it affect his/her milk intake? I understand that at first, they’ll eat small quantity only, but when can those baby cereal/purée/porridge be used to replace 1 milk feed? My baby doesn’t like to drink milk so I’m hoping solids can help!
we slowly replace...milk is still the main source of food
Hi, The shift happens gradually. I would suggest keep giving milk when the baby is hungry, along with some solids. That way the baby starts getting used to solid food
You can replace a feed whenever you/baby feels comfortable. But most babies will only want milk when they're hungry so feed milk first then top up with solids after. If your baby can take solid while they're hungry I guess you can try replacing a feed.Read more
Baby will drink less but should be fine so long as he's gaining weight etc
Hi, it's normal for baby to drink less milk if she is eating a significant amount of solid food. Try to feed the milk first then top it up with the solid food. Milk is still the main source of nutrients for your baby at this stage. Solid food does not replace milk for now.Read more
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- Starting my baby on solids and he's not enjoying rice cereal at all. Can I put some in his milk bottle to get him used to the taste?
Please do NOT mix cereal in your baby's milk bottle. If you want to, mix some breastmilk or formula and cereal in a bowl and feed him with a spoon. This is because babies have been known to aspirate cereal because they are not used to drinking anything other than milk through their bottles. If you want to experiment with solids, try getting a food feeder which lets baby gnaw and chew on the food through silicone or mesh. - Munchkin food feeder (available in mesh or silicone) http://www.pupsikstudio.com/munchkin-fresh-food-feeder.html http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/tipcerealinbottle.htmCathy Lee