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strating cereal

when did you start giving your baby cereal in a bottle,my daugther is 6 weeks old and she is having formula 4 ounces or more every 3 hours and its not filling her out so when do u think i should start cereal?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:55 PM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Nope. It's empty calories. If she's hungry just up the ounces. Feed on demand.

    Cereal doesn't belong in the bottle unless under the guidance and recommendation of a pediatrician in my book. It's fed with a bowl and spoon....when they're closer to 4 months.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 7:57 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • My DD was 3 weeks old when I started adding cereal in her bottle, just a little bit, not enough to change the consistancy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:57 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • I started my daughter on cereal at 4 months of age.

    You are not suppose to feed anything other then formula until 4 months of age because your babys digestive tract is still developing so any sort of solid food is off limits until between 4-6 months of age.

    Answer by Morgan. at 7:59 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • i started giving my daughter cereal at 3 mths but some people say it dont fill them up but it made my child sleep longer and not want to eat as much so often

    Answer by symonesmom at 7:59 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • No, they only need formula. They can't digest food yet. Maybe just give her a little more formula although, it is probably just the sucking reflex that she wants not actually more to eat.

    Answer by jacy3031 at 8:10 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • We just started feeding my son rice cereal @ 4 months and his digestive tract isn't liking it so much so we're going to wait a little bit longer.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • I started giving my oldest cereal at 10 days old (with a spoon) on my pedi's advice and the rest at 1 month old and they never had any issues.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 8:30 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • DO NOT give anything but BM or formula for first 6 months! their digestive system is not ready for it and they can choke.Its laziness for people who want to feed less and get more sleep. empty calories..

    Answer by calliesmommie at 8:49 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • My daughter started eating Rice Cereal at the age of 2 1/2-3months old. She loved it. And wouldn't eat any baby food past 5months, SO i had to puree everything.. Off the bottle @ 5months-onto a sippy cup. and off formula @ 9-9 1.2 months. She is now 6 1/2yrs. old.

    Answer by kathynej7142007 at 4:26 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

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