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Wic nutritionist recommended starting cereal on my four about to be 5 month old girl. Any advice?

  • Anonymous
    Sep 03

    It's up to you. Is she sitting up? Have good head control? Will they be limiting formula if you are using it? You have to decide how you want to start food. The standard is to start on cereal. I didn't like starting with that because it's just carbs and sugar, and my son was already constipated, so I started with fruits and vegetables. I would just buy frozen things, boil until they were soft, then blend them with some formula or breast milk to make it thin

  • Nw
    Sep 05

    I skipped cereal. It has very little nutritional value. I started with veggies and fruit puréed but my daughter didn’t have much success so I am now doing baby led weening and she loves it!

  • Vonda
    Sep 06

    I didn’t do cereal. We did purées around 6 months. When he was able to sit up and have good head control. I found the cereal didn’t have enough nutrition to take the place of anything else I could give him. Baby lead weaning is also a good option. I just didn’t do it because I didn’t know about it until my LO was 1 years old.