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when to add rice to babys formula she is 10 weeks old always hungry need to help her sleep threw the night today she had 3 7 oz bottles ing about 3 1/2 hrs

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phoebesmom08

Asked by phoebesmom08 at 8:51 PM on Mar. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Do not do it unless the pedi says so.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:53 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • She is 10 weeks old. She is not supposed to sleep throughout the night. I got lucky and my daughter woke up 3 times at that age...11, 2, 6, and then slept until 8 or 9. She is just a little one, and sleeping all night is far off for her. Give her 3 or 4 more months.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 8:55 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • HONEY HONEY shes not going to sleep throught the night shes only 10 weeks, sometimes it can take 6 months, give it time, my baby is 5 months and still wakes up 2 times, there bellies are tiny!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • no.. give it more time, she is still so young, her tummy is little
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:05 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Hello My Son is 2months (tomorrow) and he was doing the same. He just wasn't getting satisfied! So I have been putting 1/2 Tsp in his bottle now for about 3 wks now and he is doing well with it! He isn't sleeping through the night ( he wakes once to eat) but he is satisfied longer and happier altogether! Just try it ans she how she does!! ( no matter what neon says it wont hurt her...maybe make he constipated at the most! lol)

    Mrs.Smith84

    Answer by Mrs.Smith84 at 9:10 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • If baby is not satisfied increase your child's food intake NOT empty calories. First be sure baby is truly hungry.  Are you sure baby doesn't just want to suck?  By introducing cereal at this young age you are introducing the possibility of problems and some last a lifetime. Yes doctors can recommend a mother to do this but that is because the medical need outweighs the risks. The sleep through the night thing is rather laughable, sorry, but that is not happening at 10wks. It is the rarity to have a child sleep through the night at that age nor do you necessarily want that behavior (increase risk of SIDS).

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Why does a 10 week old need to sleep though the night?

    Do not add anything to her bottles, there is a reason they say nothing but breastmilk or formula until after 4 months, 6 months is even better. It increases the risk of food allergies. Most babies do not sleep straight through till after a year, unless CIO is used but that isn't even recomended until after 6 months
    luckysevenwow

    Answer by luckysevenwow at 9:39 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • MOST 10 week old babies do not sleep through the night! Baby should have NOTHING but breastmilk or formula until 6 months old. check out this article:

    http://www.drgreene.com/21_861.html

    "Adding cereal derails this mechanism (of baby knowing how much to eat and stopping when full). It forces them to take in deceptively large amounts of calories. It teaches them to overeat...

    Babies that are fed this way may appear to be unaffected – but those few weeks of added convenience may result in a lifetime of struggles with weight. This common practice may have contributed to our being the most obese generation in history.

    And it doesn’t even work. Scientists at the Cleveland Clinic studied the effect of cereal on sleep and found that adding the cereal did nothing at all to speed up the age of sleeping through the night. That first uninterrupted 6-hour stretch of sleep came no earlier in those who took cereal early."
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:41 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Recent research suggests that longer stretches of deep sleep are associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and babies who sleep longer/deeper may be more vulnerable to SIDS (see in particular the research of James McKenna, PhD). Some scientists are saying that it appears that long sleep stretches are not "natural" for human infants and that sleep interruptions in the early months may provide a protective factor against SIDS.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:44 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • OK, maggiemom, don't freak the girl out! It's not unnatural or dangerous if a baby sleeps well through the night!

    OP: I know you are tired, but it's really not time to feed cereal unless your Dr. suggests it (which some do) Event then, if you can avoid it, do. She will start to sleep eventually. Do you have someone who can help you out for a night two? Take the night shift so you can get some rest?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

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