Posts: 1 | Joined: 15th Apr 07
unfortunately, this post is very old, so it's far too late to offer any real advice, but i hope that others reading this might be helped.
7 weeks is FAR TOO EARLY to be giving your baby solids. it doesn't matter whether breast or formula fed, giving your baby solids could permanently damage his stomach and immune system for life.
of course your son loves being given rusks - they're full of sugar and additives to make babies enjoy them. babies have a naturally sweet tooth, which is why rusks, baby rice and mashed banana are not recommended first foods for babies.
the midwives and health visitors who don't know as much as you, have been training for 4 years to know this little, and to ignore this advice is - in my honest opinion - tantamount to child abuse. (when you think about the fact that child abuse is something which will have a harmful effect on your baby in the long term, then i count giving a rusk which is loaded with sugar and crap abuse. i'm sorry. i know no-one intends to harm their baby and we're all trying our best, but honestly - are you stupid??)
even the baby food manufacturers, who exist to sell products to gullible, uninformed and frankly idiotic people say not to wean before 4 months.
oh, and by the way, my baby is 14 weeks old. he constantly watches me eat. this evening he was drooling whilst i was eating a KFC. does this mean i should give him a taste of my Bargain Bucket??
unfortunately, since this post contravenes the "House Rules" i wil probably be asked to leave this site, but please, please, do not give your babies solids before 16 weeks at the very earliest, and even then it's best to wait as long as you can.
check out kellymom.com and the World Health Organisation websites.