Kylies 5 month apt and some interesting info!
Sorry i've been MIA. We've had so much going on from every direction it is just nuts. I do read the posts but it's just hard to find time to sit down and reply.
Anyways, last Wednesday we had Kylies 5 month check up(so she would have been 5 months and 1 week) and she weighed in at 15lbs and 26.5in. Dr is calling her long and slim, but is very happy with her progress.
She absolutely hates rice cereal of any kind. So the dr told us to try oatmeal, and she LOVES it! Opens her mouth like a little bird for the spoon and will eat almost an entire container in one sitting of it. We have also tried bananas, pears, carrots and sweet potatoes. Pears and sweet potatoes seem to be her favorite along with her oatmeal. The dr has said to keep going with the Gerber 1st foods waiting 2-4 days in between each new one. Here is where things get interesting. He said at her 6 month appt he will have us start moving her to the Gerber 2nd foods and some home cooked foods. What? Then he said a the following appt he will have us start to move her to the Gerber 3rd foods. Then at 8-10 months he will have us start putting her on whole milk! I was shocked to say the least. My DS was a year before they told us to start going with whole milk instead of formula and this dr is talking about 2-4 months earlier. I asked him if that was going to be a gradual switch and he said since she is doing so well on the foods and with regular formula we can switch her over night if we wanted to. I know that we don't HAVE to do this as he says to and will take our cues from Kylie, but I was just so surprised because this all just seems to be happening so fast! Any other peds mentioning these switches to any of you at appts?