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    Default Yes, I started solids early ...

    I started my son on solids at 4.5 months of age. He has now been having it for over a week. Just a bit of pumpkin and rice cereal at about 4-5pm. I will always be offering him milk first until he about 9 months of age, but my question is, can he be having 2 meals at this age??? I forget ...

    His poohs are still like a breastfed baby so im guessing his solid to milk ratio at the moment is fine, so can I introduce a morning meal as well? Apples or something?? He is more than ready ... and willing Boys!!


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    Once I started on solids around 4-5months mine had two meals a day, breakfast and dinner once they were about 6 months I added in lunch too

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    I started DD about that age...wether it was too early or not I dont know! I gave her 2 meals a day, only a tiny amount though, more like a taste! Then I slowly increased it. She was fine and and very soon got the hang of it, by 6 months she could handle lumps. I guess if you think hes ready and hes taking it okay and you give offer breatmilk first should be okay!

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    We started solids at 5 months on paed advice - BEST thing we ever did, DS started sleeping sooooooooooooooooooooo much better and dropped a night feed immediately
    Anyhoo, started off with one meal, a week or so later had breakfast (about 8ish) and dinner (about 5ish) and about a month or so later moved to 3 meals. We just gave him fruit and veg for the first month, then added meat at 6 months

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    Thanks ladies for the advice! Its such a confusing time and I cant remember what i did with DD. I normally BF him then 45 minutes later give him his solid meal. Think I will do pureed apple in the mornings with rice cereal and then just veggies for tea. Hes not really a fan of the sweet stuff. I just feed him solids until he wont open his mouth for anymore. Think thats the right thing to do

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    Thanks for asking Nikki. I've been wanting to no to. Coopers only having one meal at dinner time atm but I think I will do the same and add a fruity one in the morning

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    3 of my friends started their babies at 2-3 months! I can understand 4 months but 2 months? I told them about the recommendations etc but they didn't listen

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