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when can i give baby food/cereal/juice to my son?

hes only 2 months and i've started like a half teaspoon rice cereal in his bottle. too early or no?

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Itssambaybee

Asked by Itssambaybee at 6:08 PM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes it's too early. But I don't see the point of a half teaspoon, it's like nothing.
    He can only have formula at this age. Rice is just empty calories... he needs the nutrition from his formula.
    He's too young for juice and it's not needed... again empty calories that shouldn't replace formula.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 6:11 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Yes its too early. This early will increase his risk of obesity and other illness. Although moms will tell you its fine, there baby was fine and all that...it is recommended by pediatricians to start at 6 months, certainly no earlier than 4 months.
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 6:11 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Hey check out this site. It has lots of information on when and what to feed your baby. I love it!

    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 6:13 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • i mix it with his formula. and it helps him sleep a little better. my son only sleeps about 9 hours total through the day and night without it.
    Itssambaybee

    Answer by Itssambaybee at 6:16 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • He doesn't need cereal in his bottle unless the doctor recommended it for reflux. It's a choking hazard, not to mention he really needs the calories from his formula to grow and giving him cereal is cutting down on the calories he REALLY needs. There is also the potential for allergies and/or diabetes issues.

    The general guidelines are 4-6 months for any food.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • he has acid refulx, milk protein allergy, and hes colic.
    Itssambaybee

    Answer by Itssambaybee at 6:22 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Way too early.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 6:24 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Too early. IMO no sooner then 6 mos. And cereal should NEVER be given in a bottle. If you must, then use a spoon.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:26 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Way too early.
    monkeyberry

    Answer by monkeyberry at 6:30 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • If he has colic, try Gripe water!
    monkeyberry

    Answer by monkeyberry at 6:31 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

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