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i saw a post about a 3 month old possibly eating baby cereal. what about a 2 1/2 month old?

to soon or what?? he eats the same amount as anon so thats why im wondering

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Asked by saraelf at 9:51 PM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Giving you child anything under 4 months could not be good for your child. There digestive tract is still developing and anything other than formula is not good for them.

    Answer by Morgan. at 9:55 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • there are only a few reasons why the risk of feeding a baby too early are outweighed by the benefits. for example if your child has reflux. otherwise there is no compelling reason to subject their immature digestive system to food it is not ready to process. just give the baby more formula or breastfeed more often.

    Answer by teri4lance at 10:01 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Below 6 months is too old, but at least start at 4 months if you absolutely must. Their bodies can not handle it, and shouldn't be forced to. It could really interfere with their digestive and immune systems.

    Answer by celticreverie at 10:29 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Too soon.

    Answer by Karleyy at 11:24 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • too soon I started my son on cereal at 3 1/2 months and he has done great with it so far

    Answer by hautemama83 at 12:18 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • This is rediculous. Their little bodies are just learning how to digest the beast milk or formula they youre giving them. There's a reason your pediatrician tells you to wait.

    Answer by nicholeluvslucy at 12:53 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • my daughter was taking more formula than she should have at 2 months, so i brought it up at the dr. and she said that i could give her a teaspoon in her 4 oz. bottle, to thicken it up a little, but no more than once or twice a day. it seemed to work well for her

    Answer by sophiebethmom at 1:32 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • My son's pedi said that if we tried to feed him before 4 months, we could cause him to acquire allergies to certain foods. I would wait until 4 months if possible. (Unless your pedi says ok)

    Answer by jdrae13 at 1:52 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • The amount of formula that he eats has nothing to do with his readiness for cereal!! Cereal is NOT for nutrition, or for filler, or for some magical way to make them sleep through the night. It is for practice and learning to eat FOOD.

    Cereal (or baby food for that matter) is not even necessary for a baby. A baby can do very well with only formula (or breastmilk) until it is ready to eat table foods.

    On the other's your baby. What do you think? Is cereal right for YOUR baby? That's for you to decide....

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:25 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • If you don't feel you baby is getting enough then there is nothing wrong with feeding him a little cereal, try and spoon feed it to him though.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 11:02 AM on Jan. 13, 2009

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