Just when you’ve finally gotten a handle on infant reflux and breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, it’s time to start solid foods! This can be a very scary transition for parents of reflux babies. You’ve worked so hard to control the reflux up to this point – the last thing you want to do is throw in something new.
Don’t panic! The key is to just take it slow. Recommendations on amounts, order of introductions, etc. are different from one doctor/organization to the next.
The best thing is to work with your pediatrician on a solids schedule that will work best for your infant.
The following information is very generic and only highlights some tips about introducing solids.
- Rice Cereal – 4 Reasons To Skip Rice Cereal For Babies
- This is from the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about breastfeeding. It mentions starting solids.
- I read this article (click here) which states, as I believe, there is no reason to start foods in any particular order.
- This is the baby-led weaning site. ‘Weaning’ here means introducing solids; it’s the European usage of the word weaning (as opposed to the American meaning of stopping breastfeeding all-together).
- Baby Nutrition: Purees vs. Baby-Led Weaning
- Starting Solids, from KellyMom
- Wholesome Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Making Your Own Baby Food Has Never Been So Easy
- FAQ about Starting Solids, from AskDrSears
- Feeding and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) In Children
- Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foodsand Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater (Paperback) By (author) Gill Rapley
- Supplement Protocol for Babies Eating Solids
You may find that holding off on solids is a good idea; your baby already has a sensitive digestive system. Along these lines, you might not want to start with cereals/grains. There is no hard and fast rule that you must start with cereal.
NOTE: The information on this page
is not exhaustive and complete accuracy is not guaranteed. Please
consult your doctor with any questions you may have regarding the
treatment of your child.