I get what your saying but to me just because it is scientifically stated doesnt mean it is right for every child. Every child is different, my son has been eating jar food for about three weeks now and has done very well. He had a dr app today and has gained 4 pounds and grown 2 and a half inches since his last app so the food is obviously not causing any problems. My dr said the only thing is he could be more proned to having allergies starting this early other then that there were no serious risks. I started him on these because he was not getting enough to eat I was having to feed him every hour six onces of formula that is not healthy neither so I had to figure out an alternative. he eats 1 jar of food through out the day and it helps fill his tummy up, so that was me doing what was best for my child.
My ped said to start our son on solid foods at 2 months. He was hungry all the time and suffered from acid reflux, which solids can help. Solids help babies put on weight also, which is something our son needed given he was 2 months early. Your ped and you know what's best for the baby, not other mothers who quote websites or go based on their experiences with their peds. Every ped is different and every baby is different. I am a nurse and it irks me when people give their opinions about this stuff with obvious lack of knowledge.
Agreed. We waited just for the allergy reasons until our kids were well past 6 months to start anything. I breastfed until 1 year and yay! no major allergies. I would rather wait than regret it for the rest of baby's life.
My doctor recommended us starting solids at 3 months because my son was drinking too much formula. (I think they're not supposed to have more than 35 oz a day, and my son was drinking over 40 oz.) Every child is different. Sounds like you are being cautious about allergies and that's the important thing. "Scientifically" children are not "supposed" to do a hundred other things (including watching TV before the age of 2 which I think is absolute silliness). Remember that our parents didn't have any of this research to go by back in their day and we turned out just fine.
I'd also like to state for the people out there that say allergies can be cause by starting solid food early that there is no scientific evidence to back that up. It is said that is could be the cause, but no studies have every shown that it is the cause, which could be anything like autism linked to vaccines, which has also been pretty disproved at this point.
This is a forum in which people can answer questions and comment on topics. It is to be understood that different people will have different convictions and opinions. To say shame on you or you shouldn't have such and such opinion negates the purpose of this forum. Some authorities say food at a very young age and some say wait much longer. Consider the different information shared and make your decision. Be confident enough in your choices not to feel judged by someone of a different opinion. There will always be someone who thinks differently than you do. It's life. It is a possible to post your viewpoint, which may be very different from another, while not condemning another viewpoint.