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DD is 9 months and has only had fruits, veggies, and meat so far. I'm wondering if I can/should start introducing more stuff. No history of food allergies in our family, do you think it's safe to give her dairy (not milk), egg yolks, and grains? Should I wait till a year for wheat? Thanks!

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I give my 7 mo old yogurt, cottage cheese and cereals. Cereals I started at 5mo. Thats my 2 cents.
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We didn't hold off on anything except straight milk. We started with fruits, veggies and scrambled (whole) eggs at 6 months and just kept going. DD loves her peanut butter toast and yogurt for breakfast. We introduced milk around 11 months, but she hates it so she doesn't have it often.

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Thanks for the replies.....anyone else have an opinion on this?

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We also started everything at 6 months.. She seemed really ready for food and we didn't hold back. At nearly 10 months old she's a chowhound and will eat anything..
The only thing we don't do is cows milk for drinking. That will wait a while..

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We also started everything at 6 months.. She seemed really ready for food and we didn't hold back. At nearly 10 months old she's a chowhound and will eat anything..
The only thing we don't do is cows milk for drinking. That will wait a while..
Newer thinking shows that there is no compelling evidence that withholding certain foods after 6 months affects future allergies. So we do the same as the PP.

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I'm another one that doesn't really hold back on allergy-causing foods. I start feeding my babies when they show that they're ready.

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Once DS1 started solids (~7.5 months) he ate whatever we were eating - we never with held certain foods. This time I might start a bit earlier (DS2's 5 months and showing signs of readiness except he can't quite sit up by himself yet), as theres some research that shows that if you wait much past 6-7 months your more likely to end up with allergies/intolerances/celiac's.
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We stuck with fruits, veggies, rice/oat cereal, and meat at 6 - 8 months. Offered wheat and yogurt at 8 months. Egg yolks and tofu at 9 months. There was no compelling reason why we did it in this order. I was just try to offering potential allergens one at a time, and space their introduction out every two weeks or so. We're waiting to offer cow milk until 12 months.
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Thanks for the replies.....anyone else have an opinion on this?
Since my background is UK-mutt, I've got the same general genetic make-up as the babies Rapley studied for when she outlined the concept of BLW. So I just went with her notion that there wasn't a need to hold back on anything except the redundant straight milk for drinking.

Other populations mileage may vary. For instance, some Asian populations (such as the Japanese) are more likely to be lactose intolerant.
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very interesting how it varies. My kiddo (8 months has just have BM, veggies, meats and fruits. I think I might start introducing other stuff, besides cow milk though.

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my ds hasn't been all that interested in solids until recently (and it's still very little interest) at 10.5mo, we haven't done dairy yet but recently let him try some grains, still no egg though. Just sort of waiting until he wants stuff, I had planned on starting solids at 6mo and dairy and grains ~10mo but we're delayed now so I think by the time he's 12mo I'll be giving him all 3, I may hold off on dairy for a while longer since I have some sensitivity to it and he did during the first month or two as well.

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With my first, I started with cereal around 5 months because that was the recommendation years ago. when we went to fruits and veg, i introduced one food at a time for 4 days and went back to a food i knew was safe before i tried another one. i did hold back on eggs and milk (seafood, peanuts, too) until after 1 year. neither myself or my husband have allergies and i feel fortunate to have done this. my oldest was allergic to egg and outgrew at 3 years.

check kellymom on delaying solids here.

my little one (10 months now) we started solids at 6 months.
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DD has major food allergies and I started her on solids early. Maybe it's a coincidence who knows. The Dr says milk eggs and honey after one year. Other food groups after six months. My DS started solids at around 9mo and self weined by 14mo. I wonder if I had breastfed exclusively maybe he would have nursed longer. Looking back I would have changed my approach. As humans we have our whole life to indulge in foods but only a short while to indulge in the sweet milk of our mother's breasts. What's the rush?

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