Signs that indicate baby is developmentally ready for solids include:
- Baby can sit up well without support.
- Baby has lost the tongue-thrust reflex and does not automatically push solids out of his mouth with his tongue.
- Baby is ready and willing to chew.
- Baby is developing a “pincer” grasp, where he picks up food or other objects between thumb and forefinger. Using the fingers and scraping the food into the palm of the hand (palmar grasp) does not substitute for pincer grasp development.
- Baby is eager to participate in mealtime and may try to grab food and put it in his mouth.
heheh.. adam tak leh duduk sendiri, adam masih tolak mknn kluar dr mulut dia, takde lagi pincer grasp, tp dia mmg suka masukkan anything dlm mulut.
i stop solid to adam sbb dia ada batuk2 sikit smlm. nnt la takpe delay dulu.. this article made me calm. because ppl do ask me a lot whether adam dah mkn ke belum. to my husband yg takkan baca tht article yg pjg tu, let me paste sikit kat sini 😛
MYTH: Baby needs to start solids because there is not enough iron in breastmilk.
An additional reason given for starting solids is the “lack of iron in breastmilk.” Breastmilk does have lower iron levels than formula, but the iron in breastmilk is more readily absorbed by the baby’s gut than the iron in formula. Also, formula-fed babies tend to lose iron through fissures that develop in their intestines as a result of damage from cow’s milk. Breastfed babies do not lose this iron. Sometime after the first 6 months (much later for a lot of babies), most babies will require an additional source of iron other than mother’s milk. This can most often be obtained through small amounts of solid food. Read more on iron and the breastfed baby here: Is Iron Supplementation Necessary?.
MYTH: If you don’t start solids by “x” months, then baby will have problems with solid foods
This is another myth that is not supported by research for normally developing, healthy babies. Keep reading for more on this…
ermm.. my baby je ke tak pandai duduk lagi masa 6 bulan? adam kalau duduk sendiri mesti tertonggeng ke dpn, lalu berguling ke tepi. ha ha dah la bulat!
oh ya, tht kakak who gave her baby nestum at the age of x-week, complimented how chubby adam is. hah.. dah diam dah dia dari duk telling me again and again tht i couldnt expressed enough milk for baby. kejayaan dirasai!!