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MY DAUGHTER IS 4 MONTHS OLD AND MY PEDIATRICIAN SAYS THAT I CAN NOW START GIVING HER CEREAL. SHE HATES THE SPOON AND JUST WANTS HER BOTTLE. IS THEIR ANYTHING I CAN DO TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR HER TO ACCEPT THE SPOON?
If your baby refuses to take a spoon at 4 months, it means she is not ready for solids just yet. Wait until 6 months and see how she does. The majority of your baby's nutrition should come from breastmilk or formula at the moment, so if your baby won't take a spoon, don't worry. I'd give her another 2 months. All pediatrician will differ on the opinion as to when to begin solid foods. Your baby has to be ready.
Totally agree with Pedi nurse... just because the Doc says she is ready does not mean it has to be right now. Keep trying on a semi-regular basis, and one of these days she will take the spoon.
Yep...they are right. Just because you CAN begin solids at 4 months old, doesn't mean that she is ready to eat them. Just wait til she is 6 mnths old and try again. At this point, she is still getting all of her nutrition from formula or breastmilk.. No worries!
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