感謝社團內 Betty Lai媽咪熱心分享她寫給Gill博士收到的回信, 內容是有關混餵是否會增加風險的
Gill博士的回信讓我對混餵有了全新的學習, 也感謝 Betty Lai媽咪願意讓我們公開這封信並置頂一段時間
但從此以後我們不會再強調混餵會增加風險(也許最早開始這麼說的人, 覺得這個理由很有說服力, 而後人就跟著三人成虎了?)
As far as I know there is no evidence that combining finger foods with conventional weaning is dangerous. In fact, conventional weaning includes finger feeding. I don't know much about weaning practices in Taiwan but in the UK, at least, parents have for many years been advised to give their baby food to hold as soon as he is able to sit up and chew, that is, from about 6 or 7 months. This is how things were before 2002, in the years when it was considered appropriate to start babies on pureed food as young as 4 months old (and before that, 3 months). Most babies were already being fed with purees when they started finger foods and they continued to have both together. So giving finger foods at 6 months is not new, nor is combining finger foods with purees.